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Houston, Texas

Genetic Laboratory
Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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T-Cell Clonality Screening by PCR
Test Information: T-cell receptor gamma (TCRG) gene rearrangement
Test Details
Test Code: 9217
Special Notes: Samples received will be tested by ARUP.
Technical Information
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction/Capillary Electrophoresis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Tumor Analysis
Specimen Type: Bone Marrow
Requirements: Draw bone marrow in an EDTA (purple-top) tube(s) and send 3 mL (Min: 1 mL).

Shipping Conditions: Ship at refrigerated temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 24 hrs of collection. Do not heat or freeze.

Unacceptable Conditions: Frozen specimens. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Specimen Type: FFPE - Tumor Tissue
Requirements: Formalin fix (10 percent neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin embed tissue. Protect from excessive heat. Transport tissue block or four 10-micron shavings. Tissue block will be returned after testing.

Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature (18-25C/64-77F) or refrigerated temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Ship in cooled container during summer months. Do not heat or freeze.

Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens fixed/processed in alternative fixatives or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5) or tissue sections on slides. Decalcified specimens.

Stability: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Specimen Type: Fresh Frozen Tissue
Requirements: 100 mg (0.5-2.0 cm3) fresh tissue snap frozen at -20C. Please include a copy of corresponding surgical pathology report.

Shipping Conditions: Ship frozen on dry ice in an insulated container by overnight courier. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 24 hrs of shipment.

Stability: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 hours; Frozen: 1 year

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Requirements: Draw whole blood in an EDTA (purple-top) tube(s) and send 5 mL (Min: 1 mL).

Shipping Conditions: Ship at refrigerated temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 24 hrs of collection. Do not heat or freeze.

Unacceptable Conditions: Serum. Frozen whole blood or bone marrow. Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Turn Around Time: 5-7 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81342x1


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