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fish for digeorge / velocardiofacial microdeletion (22q11)
Synonyms: 22q11; DiGeorge; VCF 
Computer Code: (FISHA)
Specimen Collection: Sodium heparin (green top) tube.
Child 2-5 mL whole blood.
Adult 5-10 mL whole blood.
Recommended that Chromosome studies be performed simultaneously 
Minimum Volume: No min. Lab will attempt on any amount. 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate specimen. 
Reference Values: See reference laboratory report.  
Lab Code: CC REF 
Requisition: INPATIENT: INPATIENT CYTOGENETIC REQUISITION OUTPATIENT: GENZYME FISH/ CYTOGENETICS REQUISITION - INCLUDE BILLING INFO
Test Frequency: NA 
Routine TAT: 2-7 days at reference lab after cell culture and/or chromosome analysis are complete 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 88271, 88273 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: R
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
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Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 10/02/2014
Time: 10:31:41 (24hr)