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Laboratory: Genomics
Test Name:
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
Testing done for confirmation of clinical diagnosis in female patient's only.  Requests for testing limited to neurologists and medical geneticists.  Prior consultation with the WRHA Genetics & Metabolism Program is strongly recommended.  All out-of-province testing subjected to final laboratory approval.  For more information, see:
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 3.0 mL

Specimen must be drawn Mon to Wed to allow forr sample shipping to out-of-province laboratory as whole blood.  Specimen must be kept at room temperature.  Pediatric volume for infants only.  For prenatal diagnosis, contact laboratory for approval and to obtain specimen requirements.
Reference Values:
An interpretive report from the referral laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Weekdays, Monday to Wednesday only. Specimen is forwarded to an out-of-province laboratory for testing if approved. Turnaround time is estimated to be 6 months.
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More Information:
Do NOT centrifuge.  Ship blood samples at room temperature to Health Sciences Centre - MS5.  Extracted DNA will be forwarded for testing to a reference laboratory.  Specimens sent for Molecular tests are not to be used for other tests (ie. CBC).