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Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene 677

Test Name:Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase Gene 677 
Epic Order Code:LAB739
CPT Code:81291  
Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; 3 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Top is purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:Testing is performed once per week. Call lab at (601) 984-2365 for availability.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
 Routine: 8 hours after run has started
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. 
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport at 2-8° C. Do not centrifuge. Specimen must be received in lab within 10 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Not detected
Additional Information:Detects Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase, which catalyzes a reaction important in homocysteine metabolism. Elevated homocysteine is a risk factor for venous thromboembolic disease and ischemic arterial disease.