Overgrowth Panel


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Billing Information and Turnaround Time

*Reflex testing options: Maximum cost is listed, although our lab only bills for the services performed. Final charge may be less than listed price, but cannot be determined until the testing has been completed.

Name of Test Turnaround Time Cost CPT Codes
Overgrowth Panel 6-8 weeks $2,500 81479

Sample Requirements

Sample types accepted:

  • Two samples are required for testing.
  • One sample must be obtained from affected tissue.
  • The second sample should be from unaffected tissue or blood.
  • For the blood sample, obtain 1 EDTA tube (lavender top) – approximately 5 mL whole blood.
  • For skin tissue sample, obtain 50 mg or more of skin tissue (one 3mm punch biopsy) shipped in tissue culture media.
  • We accept banked or recently extracted DNA; please include the concentration and source of sample. Please call for requirements.
  • Label each sample with the patient’s name and date sample was obtained.

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
Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

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