July Monthly Test Update

Published on 07/03/14
Molecular Testing
Test NameTest CodeTest Type
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Sequencing PanelMM390Next Generation Sequencing
Cerebral Cavernous Malformation: Sequencing PanelMM410Next Generation Sequencing
Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: Sequencing PanelMM420Next Generation Sequencing
Tuberous Sclerosis: Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication PanelMM430Next Generation Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
ELN-related Disorders: ELN Gene SequencingMM440Next Generation Sequencing
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) B+/B-: Sequencing PanelMM450Next Generation Sequencing
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: Sequencing PanelMM460Next Generation Sequencing

Recent Test Updates

EGL recently updated the following tests: 

Turnaround Time Update

Please note that all single-gene deletion/duplication tests now have a reduced turnaround time, from 42 days to 28 days.

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 BRCA sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis. 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.