COL1A1 & COL1A2 Gene Analysis Full Gene Sequence
Label Mnemonic: COL1A1/2
Epic Lab Code: LAB2909
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Whole blood EDTA or Fibroblast
Collection Medium:
or
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA) T25 Flasks
Minimum:
3 mL whole blood in lavender top (EDTA) tube or FOUR T25 tissue flasks.

Fibroblasts are grown in the cytogenetic laboratory after a skin punch biopsy. Fibroblasts are then submitted to the commercial laboratory.
Turn Around Time:
2 weeks upon receipt at reference laboratory
Comments:
This mailout test requires pathologist approval for orders during inpatient encounters. Mailouts staff will not process order without approval. The pathologist covering mailouts approval can be reached at pager #5379. If approval is given, the name of the pathologist can be selected in the drop-down menu to the right of the approval warning in Epic when ordering the test.

Please print, complete and submit the Laboratory Test Requisition Form from Connective Tissue Gene Tests with the specimen and the Epic Req.
Methodology:
DNA sequencing combined with its extensive mutation and polymorphism databases ensure very high test sensitivity.
CPT Code:
81408 for COLA1
81408 for COLA2