December 2014 Monthly Test Updates

Published on 12/15/14
Molecular Testing
Test NameTest CodeTest Type
Dystonia: Sequencing PanelMM550Next Generation Sequencing
Medical EmExome: Clinical Exome Sequencing, Additional Family MemberEXOMANext Generation Sequencing
Biochemical Testing
Test NameTest CodeTest Type
Free Sialic Acid Quantification, UrineBSAU
Pharmacogenomics Testing
Test NameTest CodeTest Type
Cytochrome P450 (CYP2)C19: Genotyping AssayMPCYP

Recent Test Updates

The VCP gene has been added to the following Panels:
  • MM360 Expanded Neuromuscular Disorders: Sequencing Panel
  • MM212 Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy: Sequencing Panel
  • MM280 Neurology: Sequencing Panel
  • MNEU1 Neuromuscular Disorders: Sequencing Panel
The SLC24A5 and C10orf11 genes have been added to the following Panels:
  • MM135 Albinism: Sequencing Panel
  • MM030 Eye Disorders: Comprehensive Sequencing Panel
GDF2, RASA1, and SMAD4 genes have been added to the Pulmonary Hypertension: Sequencing Panel (MM098)

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.