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Test Code BLOD0365 Hemochromatosis HFE Gene Analysis, Blood

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: HFE

Useful For

Establishing or confirming the clinical diagnosis of hereditary hemochromatosis (HH) in adults

           

HFE genetic testing is NOT recommended for population screening

 

Testing of individuals with increased transferrin-iron saturation in serum and serum ferritin

 

With appropriate genetic counseling, predictive testing of individuals who have a family history of HH

Testing Algorithm

See Hereditary Hemochromatosis Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-Based Assay Utilizing Agena Mass Array Platform

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of draw.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call Mayo Medical Laboratories for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 2.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reject Due To

No specimen should be rejected.

Reference Values

An interpretative report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 2 p.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

81256-HFE (hemochromatosis) (eg, hereditary hemochromatosis) gene analysis, common variants (eg, C282Y, H63D)

Forms

1.Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions

2. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576) is available in Special Instructions.

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/benign-hematology-test-request-form.pdf)