29Oct, 2019

BreathID for H. Pylori

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Currently approved only for NJ and NY The Exalenz BreathID® lab assay is indicated for use as an aid in the initial diagnosis and post treatment monitoring of H. pylori infection in adult patients. It is intended for use to non-invasively measure changes in the 13CO2/12CO2 ratio of exhaled breath, which may be indicative of increased urease production associated with active Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in the stomach.
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29Oct, 2019

BRCA gene Screening (for Breast Cancer)

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Currently approved only for NJ, submitted for NY approval Analysis of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is a crucial tool in breast and ovarian cancer screening.  Lincoln Labs BRCA Analysis offers: Turnaround time of 10-15 days Preauthorization required. Specimen Requirements Transport 5 mL whole (Min: 2 mL whole blood) Storage/Transport Temperature – Room temperature. If transport time will exceed 48 hours: Refrigerated.
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29Oct, 2019

SMN1 testing (For Spinal Muscular Atrophy)

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Currently approved only for NJ SMN1 is a multiplex PCR assay used to amplify exon 7 of the SMN1 gene along with an endogenous control gene followed by peak resolution by capillary electrophoresis. SMA is an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disease caused by loss of SMN1 gene function. Test offered for prenatal or preconception carrier screening for SMA in the general population, carrier screening for the reproductive partner of a known SMA carrier, and carrier screening for parents of a child with a deletion of the SMN1 gene or other family history of […]
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29Oct, 2019

Fragile X (FXS Gene Testing)

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Currently approved only for NJ Fragile X is a triplet CGG repeat primed PCR assay followed by fragment size analysis by capillary electrophoresis (CE). Methylation analysis is used to distinguish between premutation and full mutation alleles. Methylation-specific PCR analysis is performed for CGG repeat lengths greater than or equal to 200 repeats. Fragile X premutation carrier screening is recommended for women with a family history of Fragile X-related disorders or intellectual disability suggestive of fragile X syndrome and who are considering pregnancy or are currently pregnant. Preferred test to diagnose Fragile […]
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29Oct, 2019

HEREDITARY (GENETIC) SCREENING

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Hemachromatosis (HFE Gene Testing) – Currently approved only for NJ HFE Hemochromatosis gene (HFE) testing is a blood test used to check for hereditary hemochromatosis, an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb too much iron. The iron then builds up in the blood, liver, heart, pancreas, joints, skin, and other organs. Lincoln Labs HFE test offers: Turnaround time of 7-10 days Broad coverage by most private and public insurance. Specimen Requirements Transport 5 mL whole (Min: 2 mL whole blood) Storage/Transport Temperature – Refrigerated. 
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29Oct, 2019

ONCOLOGY: Hematological Malignancies

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (RT-PCR) – Currently approved only for NJ BCR-ABL assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the quantitation of BCR-ABL1 and ABL1 transcripts in total RNA from whole blood of diagnosed t(9;22) positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) patients to monitor the response to Therapy. Indicated for Diagnosis and ongoing therapeutic monitoring. Useful for tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) treatment management strategy. Lincoln Labs BCR-ABL test offers: Turnaround time of 2-4 days. Broad coverage by most private and public insurance. Specimen Requirements Transport 5 mL whole blood […]
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29Oct, 2019

UROVYSION for Bladder Cancer – (Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (FISH))

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Approved for NJ and NY UROVYSION – Urovysion™ is a sensitive and specific test used to diagnose urothelial carcinoma in urine. UroVysion has been approved by the FDA for both monitoring of patients with a history of bladder cancer and detection in patients with hematuria. Lincoln Labs UroVysion Analysis offers: Turnaround time of 7-10 days Broad coverage by most private and public insurance. Specimen Requirements Specimen Collection – Urine Volume 33 mL urine mixed with 17 mL preservative (PreserveCyt) in Urine Collection/Cytology   kit Container Use a large, open cup in […]
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29Oct, 2019

Cancer HOTSPOT Panel (50 genes)-(Next Generation Sequencing (NGS))

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Currently approved only for NJ NGS is indicated for solid tumors in early stage disease where genetic profile from multiple genes informs diagnosis or disease stratification, prognosis, or treatment options. For late stage cancers, NGS can be used to evaluate options for alternative treatments, including targeted therapies or non-responsiveness to a targeted therapy with known resistance mutations. Lincoln Labs NGS Mutation Analysis offers: Turnaround time of 7-10 days Broad coverage by most private and public insurance. Specimen Requirement Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues from routinely prepared small biopsies are practical and […]
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29Mar, 2018

Vancomycin, Trough Level

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Test code: L314 Methodology: Immunoassay Specimen Required: Collect: Red Top Tube – 0.5 ml seerum. Specimen Preparation: Serum free from hemolysis is the recommended specimens. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum from the Red top tube to a Standard Transport Tube. Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated. Unacceptable Conditions: Gray (sodium fluoride/potassium oxalate), Green (sodium or lithium heparin). lavender (EDTA), Lt. blue (sodium citrate), or Separator tubes. Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month At Lincoln Diagnostics […]
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29Mar, 2018

Haptoglobin

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Test code: L645 Methodology: Immunoturbidimetric Specimen Required: Patient Prep: Fasting specimen preferred. Collect: Serum Separator Tube (SST) – 0.5 ml. Specimen Preparation: Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature . Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated. Stability: After separation of cells: Refrigerated: 1 week , Frozen: 1 month Performing Lab  Lincoln Diagnostics Lab
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