FFRED - Specimen: Friedreich Ataxia Repeat Expansion Analysis - Unknown Mutation

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: FFRED    
Friedreich Ataxia Repeat Expansion Analysis - Unknown Mutation

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

Collect EDTA (lavender-top) tube. Ship ambient.

Adults/Children 3 - 5 mL; Infant 3 mL


Note:  Completed and submit with specimen - Baylor Molecular form

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

3 mL

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

Specimens other than

Whole blood

Anticoagulants other than





Warm OK; Cold OK





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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTAAmbient (preferred)