Test directory: Fragile X Test (Symptomatic/Family)

Ordering Code4126
Test NameFragile X Test (Symptomatic/Family)
AliasFragile X with Southern Blot
Martin-Bell Syndrome
Preferred SpecimenPostnatal: Whole Blood
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender) or ACD-B (Yellow)
Other Specimen/ContainerPrenatal sample: Amniotic fluid culture
Optimum VolumeWhole Blood: 10 mL
Amniotic Fluid: Two T-25 flasks of confluent fetal cells
Handling InstructionsMaintain specimen at room temperature.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: Not Stable
Frozen: Not Stable
Ambient:
Whole Blood: 21 Days
Amniotic fluid: ASAP
Specimen should be submitted to laboratory ASAP
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Hemolysis, Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time14 Days (when culture is required, +20 days)
MethodologyPolymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by capillary electrophoresis and Southern blot analysis
Reference Lab Esoterix Genetic Laboratories, LLC
Insurance Pre-Authorization HAWAII MEDICAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION

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