skip to content »

Genetic Labs

Houston, Texas

Genetic Laboratory
Baylor Genetics Laboratories
not shown on screen

Medical Genetics Test Details

View Custom Req   |    Tests in Custom Req: 0
Search Tests: (Search by disease, test name, gene name, test code, or keyword. Return to test index.)

    Browse:  #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
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.


MYD88 L265P Mutation Detection by PCR, Quantitative
Test Information: Used in distinguishing lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) from other low-grade B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders which may be in the differential diagnosis.

Use when monitoring patients with LPL diagnosis and previously identified MYD88 L265P mutation.
Test Details
Test Code: 8973
Special Notes: Samples received will be tested by ARUP.
Technical Information
Methodology: Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Gene Name: MYD88
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 (18-25C/64-77F) 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 or plasma. Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than EDTA. Clotted or severely 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.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at ambient temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. If shipping during the summer months please include a cold-pack to avoid extreme temperatures. 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: 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: Specimens collected in anticoagulants other than EDTA. Clotted or severely hemolyzed specimens.

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

Turn Around Time: 10 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81479 x 1


Return to test index