CFvantage® Cystic Fibrosis Expanded Screen

Test Code
CFVATG


CPT Codes
81220

Physician Attestation of Informed Consent
This germline genetic test requires physician attestation that patient consent has been received if ordering medical facility is located in AK, DE, FL, GA, IA, MA, MN, NV, NJ, NY, OR, SD or VT or test is performed in MA.


Preferred Specimen
5 mL Whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), ACD (yellow-top), or sodium heparin (green-top) tube


Minimum Volume
3 mL Whole blood • 10 mL Amniotic fluid • 10 mg Chorionic villi


Other Acceptable Specimens
10 mL Amniotic fluid collected in a sterile, plastic, leak-proof container • 10 mg chorionic villi collected in a sterile tube filled with sterile culture media • cultured cells collected in each of two sterile T-25 flasks


Instructions

Do not hold specimen; forward to laboratory when specimen arrives.

Whole blood: Normal phlebotomy procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not freeze.

Note: Please indicate the ethnicity of the patient.

For fetal testing:
1) Please call 1-866-GENE-INFO (1-866-436-3463) prior to submission; 2) Documentation of parental carrier status must be provided;3) It is required that Maternal Cell Contamination Study, STR Analysis be ordered in conjunction with fetal testing. A separate tube of maternal blood (EDTA) is required for this test.

Amniotic fluid (acceptable): Normal collection procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship at room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze; forward to laboratory when sample arrives.
Amniocyte or Chorionic Villus (CVS) culture (acceptable): Two sterile T25 flasks, 75% confluent, filled with culture medium. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship at room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze; forward to laboratory when cells arrive.
Dissected Chorionic Villus (CVS) biopsy (acceptable): 10-20 mg dissected chorionic villi collected in sterile tube, filled with sterile culture medium. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship at room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze; forward to laboratory when sample arrives.



Transport Temperature
Room temperature


Specimen Stability

Whole blood
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

All other specimens
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable



Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Do not reject


Methodology
Multiplex PCR • Next Generation Sequencing

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
A.M.


Reference Range
See Laboratory Report


Clinical Significance
The CFvantage® Cystic Fibrosis Expanded Screen analyzes an expanded number of variants that have been proven to cause Cystic Fibrosis (CF). This panel includes the 23 variants recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for screening of all women of childbearing age. ACOG also recommends that patients with a personal or family history of CF be offered screening.


Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042



The CPT Codes provided in this document 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 payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.