MATURITY ONSET DIABETES OF THE YOUNG (MODY) - HNF4A, GCK, HNF1A GENES - (B)
Test Code: MD
Testing done for confirmation of suspected diagnosis of Maturity Onset Diabetes in the young. Test request limited to geneticist and endocrinologist. Clinical presentation determines which gene will be tested. Genes tested are HNF1A, glucokinase (GCK) or HNF4A. All out-of-province testing subject to final laboratory approval. For more information, refer to: http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/diabetesgenes/mody/diagnostic/guidelines.htm
Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 3.0 mL
Specimen must be kept at room temperature.
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 14 to 16 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).