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ADmark® Alzheimer's Evaluation #178
Type of Disorder: Dementia
Typical Presentation: Dementia
Indications for Testing: Dementia
Disease(s) tested for: Alzheimer's disease
Test Details
Test Code: 178
Profile includes: ADmark® ApoE Genotype Analysis & Interpretation (Symptomatic), ADmark® Phospho-Tau/Total-Tau/Ab42 CSF Analysis & Interpretation (Symptomatic)
Informed Consent Required: Yes
Technical Information
Utility: Detection of ApoE2, E3, E4 alleles and levels of Phosphorylated-Tau protein, Total-Tau protein, and Ab42
Methodology: Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP)
Reference Value: Correlation of levels of markers of Phosphorylated-Tau, Total-Tau, and Ab42, Presence of ApoE2, E3, E4 alleles
Patents: 6,027,896, 5,508,167, 5,593,846, 5,843,779, 5,861,257 6,010,913 6,232,437, 6,114,133
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), 83520(3)
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: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) and whole blood
Minimum Volume: 2ml CSF and 10ml Blood
Collection Tube: Polypropylene Transfer Tube (glass and polystyrene not acceptable) and Lavender Top (EDTA)
Storage Conditions: CSF - Refrigerate if necessary for a maximum of 24 hours, Blood-room temperature, avoid freezing
Shipping Conditions: CSF - Refrigerated or frozen on dry ice, Buccal Swabs-in a collection packet
Test Turnaround: 7-14 days
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