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DM1 DNA test

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB5985 
Methodology: Repeat Expansion Detection by PCR
Schedule: Monday-Wednesday by noon
Reported: 4-6 weeks
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 6.0 mL.
Higher blood volumes ensure adequate DNA quantity, which varies with WBC, specimen condition, and need for confirmatory testing.
Handling: Draw and send sample to Lab Mon-Thurs by 12 noon Athena Diagnostics Test requisition and Consent forms must accompany the sample.
Stability: Room temperature: 10 days Refrigerated: 10 days Frozen: Unacceptable


Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website
CPT Code(s): 81401
Last Changed: 10/24/2016 01:15:13
Last Reviewed: 12/21/2016 06:07:36