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The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes listed, are provided for informational purposes only. The codes reflect our interpretation of CPT/HCPCS coding requirements based upon AMA guidelines published annually. CPT/HCPCS codes are provided only as guidance to assist clients with billing. Baylor Genetics strongly recommends that clients confirm CPT/HCPCS codes with their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) or other payer being billed, as requirements may differ. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Baylor Genetics assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes listed. Please direct any questions regarding CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Pyrimidine Panel - Urine
Test Information: This panel determines 5 pyrimidine metabolites (uracil, thymine, thymidine, dihydrouracil and dihydrothymine) in urine. This test is used for screening pyrimidine disorders including:
Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase (DPD) deficiency (OMIM 274270),
Dihydropyrimidinase (DHP) deficiency (OMIM 222748) and
Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy (MNGIE, OMIM 603041).

This test can also be used to monitor 5-fluorouracil toxicity OMIM 274270).
Test Details
Test Code: 4215
Special Notes: Purine and Pyrimidine Panel in Urine (#4010) is also available in the diagnosis of disorders in both purine and pyrimidine metabolism.

Plasma Thymidine determination (#4330) is also available for diagnosis of mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE).
Technical Information
Methodology: Tandem Mass Spectroscopy
Test Type: Analyte Analysis
References Values or Ranges: Ranges are provided in the report.
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Biochemical
Specimen Type: Urine
Requirements: Send 2-4 cc of a random urine. Do not add preservatives. Store the specimen frozen at -20C.
Shipping Conditions: Ship frozen on 3-5 lbs of dry ice in an insulated container by overnight courier.

Turn Around Time: 16 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 82542x1, 82570x1, 83789x1

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