FSCA6 - Specimen: SCA 6 (CACNA1A) Repeat Expansion

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FSCA6    
SCA 6 (CACNA1A) Repeat Expansion

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

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.

8 mL whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Send EDTA whole blood at ambient temperature.

 

Note:  Collection date is required.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

6 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

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
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient (preferred)10 days
 Refrigerated 10 days