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Test ID: TSD    
Tay-Sachs Disease, Mutation Analysis, HEXA

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

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Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Forms:

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (Supply T576) is available in Special Instructions.

2. Molecular Genetics-Biochemical Disorders Patient Information Sheet (Supply T527) in Special Instructions

 

Specimen must arrive within 96 hours of collection.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:                               

Preferred: Yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 2.6 mL                              

Collection Instructions:                     

1. Invert several times to mix blood.    

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated/Frozen

                                                           

Due to the complexity of prenatal testing, consultation with the laboratory is required for all prenatal testing. Prenatal specimens can be sent Monday through Thursday and must be received by 5 p.m. CST on Friday in order to be processed appropriately. All prenatal specimens must be accompanied by a maternal blood specimen. Order MCC / Maternal Cell Contamination, Molecular Analysis on the maternal specimen.

 

Specimen Type: Amniotic fluid

Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Specimen Volume: 20 mL               

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

                                                                        

Specimen Type: Chorionic villi                         

Container/Tube: 15-mL tube containing 15 mL of transport media

Specimen Volume: 20 mg                               

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated

                                      

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Confluent cultured cells          

Container/Tube: T-25 flask

Specimen Volume: 2 Flasks

Collection Instructions: Submit confluent cultured cells from another laboratory.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

Blood: 0.5 mL/Amniotic Fluid: 10 mL/Chorionic Villi: 5 mg

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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