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Glycogen Storage Disease Type Ia Mutation Analysis (Ashkenazi Jewish)
4 mL whole blood collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Whole blood (preferred): Normal phlebotomy procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not freeze. For prenatal diagnosis with a fetal specimen: 1) parents must be documented carriers of one of the mutations tested; 2) maternal blood or DNA must be available; 3) contact the laboratory genetic counselor before submission.
Amniotic fluid (acceptable): Normal collection procedure. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Amniocyte culture (acceptable): Sterile T25 flask, filled with culture medium. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Dissected Chorionic Villus (CVS) biopsy (acceptable): 10-20 mg Dissected Chorionic Villi collected in sterile tube filled with sterile culture media. Specimen stability is crucial. Store and ship room temperature immediately. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Forward cells to laboratory immediately.
Whole blood collected in: EDTA (royal blue-top) tube, sodium heparin (green-top) tube, ACD solution A or B (yellow-top) tube • Amniotic fluid
EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Allele-Specific Primer Extension • Fluorescent Detection Using Color Coded Microspheres • Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.
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1) To identify disease causing mutations in individuals affected with Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a.
2) To identify carriers in high risk ethnic groups or people with positive family history.
3) Prenatal diagnosis of Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a for at risk couples.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
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