What are the shipping requirements for the samples?
Samples should be drawn into either 2 yellow top (ACD-A) tubes or 2 lavender (EDTA) tubes.
The samples do not need to be spun or refrigerated but we do need to receive them in our lab within seven days of draw.
The tubes should be labeled with the patient’s name and date of birth. Please DO NOT put the patient’s social security number on the tubes.
How much does the test cost?
The charge for the test is $375
What is the turn-around time for the test?
The turn-around time is 7 days once the samples are received
How do you handle the billing for the test?
The APOL1 genetic test is provided for a fee of $375. When you submit the requisition form you are acknowledging that the total payment of $375 is your responsibility for the genetic test. The total amount should not be reimbursed at the Medicare rate as this charge should not be submitted to insurance companies nor will patients be billed directly. Request for testing and payment must be fulfilled by a clinical entity. An invoice cannot be sent directly to a patient.
What is the CPT code for the test?
Why isn’t the test available in our state?
At this time, our CLIA certified APOL1 testing facility isn’t certified in states that require specific laboratory licensure standards over and beyond our ASHI and CLIA requirements. These requirements are too extensive for our lab to maintain; therefore we have no near-term plans to offer the test in those states.
Will you pay for shipping?
It is the responsibility of the requestor to pay for the shipping of the samples.
Please ensure the mailer meets all IATA and DOT requirements for shipping of diagnostic specimens through FedEx or UPS.
For what not to do when mailing the samples please follow this link.