February 2015 Monthly Test Updates

Published on 02/04/15
Molecular Testing
Test NameTest CodeTest Type
Interstitial Lung Disease: Sequencing PanelMM590Next Generation Sequencing
Interstitial Lung Disease: Deletion/Duplication PanelMD590CGH array
ACOG/ACMG Carrier Screen: Gene Sequencing PanelMM570Next Generation Sequencing
ACOG/ACMG Carrier Screen: Targeted Mutation PanelMM580Next Generation Sequencing

Recent Test Updates

 EGL recently updated the following tests:

  • BLSDS Lysosomal Storage Disease: Urine Screening - Added free sialic acid testing and test name change
  • AR Acylcarnitine Profile, Quantitative and Qualitative, Plasma - Formiminoglutauric acid (FIGLU) will no longer be reported
  • MM420 Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: Sequencing Panel - The IKBKG gene has been removed from this panel

The MYLK gene has been added the following panels:

  • MM099 Marfan Syndrome, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection (TAAD), and Related Disorders: Sequencing Panel
  • MD099 Marfan Syndrome, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm & Dissection (TAAD), and Related Disorders: Deletion/Duplication Panel

Added CFTR, DMD, HBA1, HBA2, HBB and MECP2 deletion/duplication array CGH and test name change for the following panels:

  • MM470 Pan-Ethnic Carrier Screen: Gene Sequencing Panel
  • MM480 Pan-Ethnic Carrier Screen: Targeted Mutation Panel 

Test names have been changed for following panels:

  • MM500 Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screen: Gene Sequencing Panel
  • MM510 Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screen: Targeted Mutation Panel

Test Requisitions - Things to Remember

Not completing a test requisition form entirely can sometimes lead to unnecessary delays in testing. Below are the most commonly missed items:

  • ICD9 codes
  • Policy holder name and date of birth
  • If any authorizations are obtained for the patient, please include a copy of the authorizations with the requisition
  • Medicare patients must have a signed Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage (ABN) included with the requisition, except for following BRCA-related test codes: MM070, MM071, MM072, and MM208. Please note, EGL does not pre-verify benefits for patients with Medicare.
  • Signature in the “Authorization to Assign Benefits” section
  • Front and back copy of the patient’s insurance card
  • Billing pages - regardless of the person or entity to be billed, please complete this information.

Prior Authorization Reminder

When it is determined that a prior authorization is needed for testing, the sample will be placed on a billing hold. EGL will notify the client as to what is required and help with any necessary paperwork.

New and Updated Gene Panels

Industry-leading number of gene panels

EGL Next Generation Sequencing Panels include comprehensive, evidence-based gene lists, improved turnaround times, and reduced pricing.