FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER MUTATION ANALYSIS

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 5.0 mL whole blood (3.0 mL minimum) room temperature in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Whole blood: ACD A or B, Sodium heparin, Lithium heparin, Dark Blue EDTA, Amniotic fluid

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Whole blood: Room Temperature: 8 days; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Amniotic Fluid: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday

Turnaround Time8-14 days
Test CodeFAMED
CPT-4 Code (s)
81402 (ZB0Q2)
LOINC Codes
41091-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory