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ApoE Genotype Analysis #166
Indications for Testing: Any indication other than Alzheimer's Disease. For symptomatic dementia testing, use test code 109.
Test Details
Test Code: 166
Informed Consent Required: Yes
Special Notes: ApoE genotype only, no interpretation.
Technical Information
Utility: Detection of ApoE2, E3, E4 alleles
Methodology: Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP)
Reference Value: Presence of ApoE2, E3, E4 alleles
Patents: 5,508,167, 6,027,896, & 5,716,828
CPT Coding
The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
CPT 2013: 81401(1)
Shipping Considerations
Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient identification. These forms of identification must also appear on the requisition form.
Preferred Specimen Requirements
Type: Whole blood
Minimum Volume: 10ml
Collection Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Storage Conditions: Room temperature, avoid freezing
Shipping Conditions: Room temperature, avoid freezing. Ship within 24 hours of drawing.
Test Turnaround: 14-21 days
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