X-LINKED CONGENITAL STATIONARY NIGHT BLINDNESS (CSNB) - CACNA1F GENE - (B)
Test Code: MD
Testing done for confirmation of clinical diagnosis in males of Mennonite descent. Asymptomatic testing available for at-risk females with documented positive family history; prior consultation with the WRHA Genetics & Metabolism Program strongly recommended. All out-of-province testing subjected to final laboratory approval. For more information, see:
Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 3.0 mL
Specimen must be kept at room temperature. Pediatric volume for infants only.
An interpretive report from the reference laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Extracted DNA is forwarded to an out-of-province laboratory for testing, if approved. Turnaround time is estimated to be 12 to 14 weeks.
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).