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Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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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.

FISH Analysis - Chromosome X and Y Centromere Analysis
Turner Syndrome | Y Chromosome Detection
Test Information: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis
Test Details
Test Code: 8490
Special Notes: Test code 8490 is to be used when requesting FISH for X and Y centromere analysis. This test does not assess for aneuploidy of chromosomes 13, 18 or 21, or for the SRY locus on chromosome Y. Test code 8426 FISH for X and SRY and/or test code 8425 FISH for 13, 18, 21, X and Y centromere should be considered for appropriate indications.

Test code 8490 FISH for X and Y centromere studies MUST be accompanied by either CMA - HR (#8655), or Chromosome Analysis - Postnatal (#8600).
Technical Information
Methodology: Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) Analysis
Gene Name: Multiple
Protein Name: Multiple
Test Type: FISH Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Cytogenetics
Specimen Type: Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in a Sodium Heparin (green-top) tube(s) and send 3-5 cc (Adults/children) or 1-2 cc (infant< 2 years).
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 48 hrs of collection. Do not heat or freeze.

Turn Around Time: 14 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 88230x1,88271x1,88273x1,88291x1

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