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Epic Test Name STR PRE-TRANSPLANT PCR
Components
Synonyms Short Tandem Repeat analysis pre-transplant
Chimerism analysis pre-transplant
Bone marrow engraftment analysis pre-transplant
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Lavender (EDTA) collection tube
Specimen Type Peripheral blood, bone marrow
Preferred Collection Volume 1 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 0.5 mL
Collection Instructions
Specimen Handling Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of collection (48 hours for ACD).

Peripheral Blood: 1 mL whole blood in EDTA preferred. ACD is acceptable. Send specimen at room temperature or with cold pack.

Bone Marrow: 1 mL bone marrow in EDTA preferred. ACD is acceptable. Send specimen at room temperature or with cold pack.
Rejection Criteria Clotted peripheral blood or bone marrow. Specimens drawn in heparin will be rejected due to heparin's inhibitory nature to Taq Polymerase.
Methodology Polymerase Chain Reaction and STR length sizing and genotyping
Reference Range Not Applicable
CPT Code(s) 81265
Department Molecular Diagnostics
Contact Information Lab: (214)-648-0960
Turn Around Time5 days
Performed As requested
Performed by Molecular Diagnostics
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Notes
Updated/Reviewed 12/07/2016


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