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We accept blood, saliva, and buccal

Term Description
Test code 36943
Test name Pharmacogenomics Panel
Sample specifications for whole blood - optimum: 5.0 mL, minimum: 2.0 mL
Preferred specimen* whole blood in EDTA lavender top tube, saliva #200935 and buccal swabs #200944 are also acceptable
Turnaround time 7-14 days
Specimen stability

Whole blood:

  • Room temperature: 30 days
  • Refridgerated: 8 days
  • Frozen: Unacceptable


  • Room temperature: 30 days
  • Refridgerated: 30 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
  • Room temperature: 30 days
  • Refridgerated: 30 days
  • Frozen: 30 days
CPT Codes* 81225, 81226, 81227, 81230, 81232, 81247, 81283, 81291, 81328, 81335, 81350, 81355, 81381(x4), 81400, 81479
Ordering steps
1.Order the Pharmacogenomics Panel in 1 of 3 ways
  • Paper requisition*
  • Electronic ordering using Quanum™ eLabs
  • An interfaced EMR

             *Get copies of the paper Pharmacogenomics requisition from your Quest Diagnostics account manager.

2.Collect the patient specimen in the office and send with the requisition by a Quest Diagnostics courier, or send the patient to one of our more than 2,220 Patient Service Centers with the requisition to have the specimen collected.

  • Acceptable specimen types are blood (preferred), buccal, and saliva
  • Collection devices can be obtained by calling customer service or online with Quanum™ eLabs
  • Patient Service Center will collect blood sample

*DNA will be extracted from the sample and tested for changes in multiple genes.

**The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Contact us

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