Laboratory: Genomics  (MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS)
Test Name:
TELOMERE LENGTH MEASUREMENT - (B)
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
Test Indications: 
Query Aplastic Anemia (diagnosed at <50 years of age).
 
Telomere length assay for evaluation of aplastic anemia (add LIM link for Aplastic Anemia comprehensive analysis).  For assistance or questions, please contact Laboratory Genetic Counselor at 204-787-4033 or GenomicsLabGC@sharedhealthmb.ca.
 
Testing is referred out to Repeat Diagnostics.
 
Ordering is restricted to hematologists and clinical geneticists.
 
Recommendations: Please include all relevant patient clinical history, disease course and family history in the relevant sections of the specified requisition. This information is required by the referred out laboratory for test interpretation. Incomplete requisition may delay testing.

Refer to Repeat Diagnostics Inc.
http://repeatdiagnostics.com/
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Whole Blood: 10.0 mL
Pediatric Whole Blood: 10.0 mL

Adult: Whole Blood 10mL (2 tubes EDTA)
Pediatric: Whole Blood 10mL (2 tubes EDTA)
Minimum 5mL
Referral:

Do NOT centrifuge. Specimens are not to be used for other tests (i.e. CBC).
Requisition:
Reference Values:
An interpretive report from the reference laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Availability:
Weekdays (Mon to Thurs)
WRHA funding approval required prior to send out. Samples received Monday to Friday.
See Also:
More Information:
Once specimens are collected, the blood samples should be stored and shipped at room temperature to Health Sciences Centre Central Services, MS551-820 Sherbrook St, and received no later than 11am on Thursday.
EDTA 6 mL NO GEL Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection
Manufacturer: Becton Dickinson & Company

Catalogue #: 367863