Albany Medical Center
 Search
Home / Caring / Educating / Find a Doctor / News / Give Now / Careers / About / Calendar / Directions / Contact
Maps & Directions
Search for a Test
Select a Test

tay sachs, dna by pcr
Synonyms: Hexosaminidase A Deficiency; Tay-Sachs Disease, DNA Analysis 
Computer Code: (RTYMD)
Specimen Collection: 10 mL blood (lavender or yellow top tube).
10 mL amniotic fluid, 20 mg chorionic villous sample or 3 buccal swabs also acceptable. (Submission of maternal blood is required for fetal testing.)
Genetic Consent Required (see Test Requisitions and Consents #6). 
Minimum Volume: WB: 3 mL, AF: 5 mL, CVS: 10 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain unspun whole blood and other sample types at room temperature. Min 3 mL whole blood, 5 mL amniotic fluid, 10 mg CVS or 2 buccal swabs 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: SPEC C See Test Requisition 6
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 10 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 81255 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 11/28/2014
Time: 06:02:32 (24hr)