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SCA6 DNA test

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

Athena Diagnostics

 

Test ID: 

LAB7648

 

Synonyms: 

SCA6 DNA Test (Athena Diag #373)

Methodology: 

Repeat Expansion Detection by PCR

Schedule: 

Mon-Thurs by 12 noon

Reported: 

25 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 8.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 6 mL.
Athena DiagnosticsTest Consent forms must accompany the sample.Draw and send sample to Lab Mon-Thurs by 12 noon.
Transport: Ship room temperature, avoid freezing.
Stability: Room temperature: 10 days, Refrigerated: 10 days, Frozen: Unacceptable

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Detects CAG triplet repeat expansion in the SCA6 gene

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

http://www.athenadiagnostics.com/view-full-catalog/s/sensorimotor-neuropathy-evaluation-complete

CPT Code(s): 

81401

Last Changed: 

8/23/2017 5:01:35 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 5:01:44 PM