Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer (hMSH2 and hMLH1)


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Billing Information and Turnaround Time

Name of Test Turnaround Time Cost CPT Codes
HNPCC: MLH1, MSH2 Known Familial Mutation 2-3 weeks $360 81293 for MLH1
81296 for MSH2
HNPCC: Prenatal Diagnosis of MLH1 or MSH2 Known Familial Mutation 1-3 weeks $460* 81293, 81265 for MLH1
81296, 81265 for MSH2
*All prenatal tests include MCC studies

Sample Requirements

  • We require 2 EDTA tubes (lavender top) of blood - approximately 4 mL per tube
  • For a newborn sample, obtain 2 EDTA tube (lavender top) of blood - approximately 1-2 mL per tube
  • Label each tube with the patientís name, date sample was obtained, and patientís date of birth
  • We accept banked or recently extracted DNA; please include the concentration. Please call the laboratory to inquire about the amount needed for testing.

Please see our prenatal section for information on prenatal requirements.

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Sample: Ship at room temperature via Federal Express or other overnight courier that guarantees AM delivery to arrive Monday-Friday. There is no one in the laboratory evenings and weekends to receive samples. If sample is drawn on a Friday, please refrigerate it until shipment on the following business day.

Shipping Address:
Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
415 Anatomy–Chemistry Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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