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Time Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation

Order extraction of RNA from specimens for possible add-on testing at ARUP Laboratories. Extracted specimens will be frozen and held for 6 months.

Mnemonic
RNA EXT
Methodology

RNA Extraction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (EDTA),  or bone marrow (EDTA)

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze. Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) OR Transport 3 mL bone marrow. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimens must be received within 48 hours of collection due to lability of RNA.

Stability

Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Not Applicable

Note

RNA will be held for 6 months for possible add-on testing.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

NA

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040131 RNA Extract and Storage
2014548 RNA EXT Specimen
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Aliases
RNA Extraction and Storage