Septin 9 (SEPT9), Methylated DNA Detection by Real-Time PCR
Ordering Recommendation
Screen for colorectal cancer. This test is NOT recommended for pregnant women as it has been associated with false positives in these individuals.
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sunday and Wednesday
7-10 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Collect a minimum of 10 mL whole blood. Allow whole blood to sit for 30 minutes post draw. Within 4 hours of collection, spin (1350 g) for 12 minutes. Transfer 4 mL of plasma to a cryovial tube or any freezable specimen transport tube. (Min: 4 mL) Minimum volume of 4 mL is required for testing without repeats. If a repeat is necessary, an additional specimen will be requested..  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum, stool, or whole blood.  
Accurate test performance requires following specimen preparation instructions.  
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Indefinitely  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

This test is performed pursuant to agreements with Epigenomics and Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
This test is not intended to replace a colonoscopy. NOT recommended for pregnant women because of a potential for false-positive results in these individuals.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2003245SEPT9 Methylated DNA Detection2986-8
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