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Laboratory: Genomics
Test Name:
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
Indications for this genetic testing include males presenting with abnormal semen parameters, particularly azoospermia and severe oligozoospermia (sperm count <5x106/mL).  The presence of deletions in three AZF regions on the long arm of the Y chromosome are tested for.  For more information see:
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 8.0 mL

Specimen must be kept at room temperature.
Reference Values:
An interpretive report will be sent.
Within 6 Weeks
Expedited turnaround time, where medically indicated, available on request.
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More Information:
Do NOT centrifuge.  Specimen is forwarded to Health Sciences Centre - MS5 for analysis.  Store and ship specimens at room temperature.  Specimen sent for Molecular tests is not to be used for other tests (ie. CBC).