DNA Content/Cell Cycle Analysis, Hydatidiform Mole
Ordering Recommendation
Quantitative Flow Cytometry
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3-9 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Hydatidiform mole tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Paraffin embed tissue block with hydatidiform mole. If no normal tissue is included in the block, please supply a control tissue block to be processed in parallel.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
No tissue remaining on the block. Specimens fixed in Bouin's Solution (picric acid), fixatives containing mercuric chloride (e.g. B5, Zenker's solution) or ethanol-based fixatives containing ethylene glycol, acetic acid, or zinc chloride.  Decalcified specimens.  
Include H&E stained slide and surgical pathology report.  
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Flow Cytometry can be used to distinguish between partial and complete hydatidiform moles. Partial moles are usually triploid while complete moles are diploid or tetraploid. [Clinical Medicine: Pathology, 2008, 1:61-67]. Of the 35 cases of histologically apparent partial moles, no complication occurred in those that were triploid. However, 20 percent of those that were diploid had complications (persistence, metastasis). [Am J Ob Gyn, 1987, 157: 969-73]

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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.
A thin section of each tissue submitted is stained with H&E. The DNA content is classified as diploid, triploid, tetraploid or aneuploid. The DNA index is the ratio of the DNA content of abnormal cells compared to normal cells.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
2006308DNA Content, Hydatidiform Mole
2008898DNA Index, Hydatidiform Mole
2010872EER DNA Content, POC
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  • Partial and Complete Hydatidiform Moles
  • Partial or Complete Hydatidiform Moles
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