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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.

Chromosome Analysis - Prenatal - Amniotic Fluid with ACHE
Chromosome Analysis- Prenatal
Test Information: Prenatal Diagnosis- Increased risk for Chromosomal Abnormalities or Neural Tube Defects

Product of Conception(POC) tests should be requested using the Cytogenetics - Products of Conception Requisition
Test Details
Test Code: 8540
Test Includes: Chromosome Analysis with ACHE.

Technical Information
Methodology: Standard methodology is used for G-banded chromosome Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Cytogenetics
Specimen Type: Amniotic Fluid
Requirements: Collect 20-30 cc of fluid in two sterile 15 ml conical centrifuge tubes. Discard the first 2 cc of fluid collected
Shipping Conditions: Ship the sample at room temperature to the laboratory by overnight express. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 48 hrs of sample date. Specimen cannot be frozen.

Turn Around Time: 10 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 82013x1, 828235x1, 88269x1, 88280x2, 88285x3, 88291x1

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