OtoSCOPE Panel
Label Mnemonic: OTOSCP
Epic Lab Code: LAB8064
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Whole Blood
Specimen Instructions:
Must include the following information:
Patient identifiers (full name, date of birth, sex and medical record number)
Patient address, necessary for receipt and/or reporting results
Pertinent history and clinical findings
Date of collection & Sample type
Ordering physician
Collection Medium:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Preferred Minimum: 8 mL whole blood in TWO Pink top tubes
Pediatric Minimum: 5 mL whole blood in ONE Pink top tube
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
Turn Around Time:
3-4 months
Reference Range:
None detected
Please print, complete and submit the Hearing Loss Testing Requisition Form from the Molecular Otolaryngology & Renal Research Laboratory, to Specimen Control/Mailouts with the specimen and the Epic Requisition.

REASONS FOR TESTING: Genetic testing for hearing loss can provide important answers to many questions. By determining the cause of hearing loss, information can be given on recurrence risk for future children, prognosis (whether hearing loss will worsen over time), and best method of treatment (such as cochlear implants or hearing aids).

List of genes available upon request. If interested, please contact MORL at 319-335-6623 for the full gene list.
The OtoSCOPE platform relies on the newest DNA sequencing methods.
CPT Code:
81430, 81431