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Familial hemiplegic migraine

Lab Section:  Sendout  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Athena Diagnostics 
Test ID: LAB7372 
Synonyms: Familial Hemiplegic Migraine Type 1 (CACNA1A) Athena #187
Methodology: Next Generation Sequencing
Schedule: Mon-Thurs by 12 noon
Reported: 30 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 10.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Whole blood. Higher blood volumes ensure adequate DNA quantity, which varies with WBC, specimen condition, and need for confirmatory testing. Patients, 0-3 years have higher WBC, yielding more DNA per mL of blood
Transport: Store refrigerated. Ship room temperature, avoid freezing.
Unacceptable conditions: Frozen
Stability: Room temperature: 10 days, Refrigerated: 10 days, Frozen: Unacceptable

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Detects sequence variants in the CACNA1A gene

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 81407(1)
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 09:11:12
Last Reviewed: 11/23/2016 23:44:00