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Test ID: AJPWO    
Ashkenazi Jewish Mutation Analysis Panel Without Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing


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.

Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.


Specimen Type: Whole blood


Preferred: Yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant (EDTA is also acceptable for molecular testing, however, an ACD tube is required for testing of hexosaminidase A and total.)

Specimen Volume: 2 full tubes

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tubes.

Additional Information: A patient education brochure (Supply T561) is available upon request.


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

3. If not ordering electronically, submit a Molecular Genetics Request Form (Supply T245) with the specimen.

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.

6 mL

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









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
VariesAmbient (preferred)