Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Apolipoprotein E Genotyping, Cardiovascular Risk

  • One Lavender (EDTA)

Also Acceptable:
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Yellow Top (ACD Tube)
  • 3 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in 4 mL Lavender (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • 3 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in 6 mL Pink Top (EDTA). Submit Refrigerated.
  • 3 mL (Min:1 mL) Whole blood in Yellow Top (ACD Tube). Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • This test is not recommended for nonsymptomatic patients under 18 years of age.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Heparinized specimens
  • Plasma
  • Serum
  • Frozen specimens in glass collection tubes
Stability:Ambient: 3 Day(s); Refrigerated: 1 Week(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Fluorescence Monitoring
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Performed:Monday, Thursday
Reported:3-8 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 81401
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 90138 - APOE SPECIMEN
  • 90139 - APOE GENOTYPE
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