Miscellaneous Test, Genetic
Label Mnemonic: MTESTG
Epic Lab Code: LAB8490
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Test dependent
Test dependent
Rejection Criteria:
Test dependent
Delivery Instructions:
Test dependent
Turn Around Time:
Test dependent
Reference Range:
By report
A miscellaneous test order is a Commercial Mail-Out order not linked to a specified test and a referral testing laboratory. This order is utilized when an order for genetic testing is not found on the EPIC Facility/Preference Lists.

Specimen type includes but is not limited to blood, extracted DNA, buccal swab, cultured fibroblasts, cultured amniocytes, tissue (specific source), bone marrow, CSF or fluid (specific source). Date of original specimen collection is requested for extracted DNA, cultured fibroblasts, cultured amniocytes and tissue.

If the specimen is not collected by clinical staff, route specimen to Commercial Mail-Out or notify Commercial Mail-Out by calling 356-8593 (M-F, 0800-1700).

Since this order is not connected to a specified test, the full name of the test (no abbreviations, no acronyms) with test number/ID and referral testing laboratory are requested during EPIC order entry.

Additionally, the following information, if known, should be provided in the Order Entry Comments (F6) text field:
•Specimen collection instructions.
•Specimen processing and storage requirements.

All miscellaneous test requests are reviewed by pathology mailout staff. Some testing requires approval by pathologist, including all testing on inpatient encounters exceeding $1,000 in charges.

Contact Commercial Mail-Out at 356-8593 (M-F, 0800-1700) for questions on direct bill options and the protocol to be used. For outpatient ordering, direct bill options (if available) can reduce patient and institutional financial liability for mailout testing.
Test dependent
CPT Code:
Test dependent