Cystic Fibrosis for Carrier
 
 

Cystic Fibrosis for Carrier

Test name:
Cystic fibrosis (CF) for carrier screening

Order name:
CF Carrier

Specimen requirements:
EDTA peripheral blood

Minimum volume:
0.5 mL 

Storage and stability information:
Room temperature,1 week

Test performed:
Once per week

Methodology:
PCR, Bead array

Reference range:
Negative for mutations analyzed.

Clinical significance:
The clinical indication for this test is to screen for CF carrier status in individuals during the preconception or prenatal period. This assay is performed with the Luminex IVD CF60 bead array method; the assay detects 60 clinically relevant mutations, which include the mutation panel recommended by ACMG/ACOG, and additional mutations allowing improved carrier detection among the African American and Hispanic populations.

CPT codes:
81220