MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY TYPE 1 (DM1) - DMPK GENE - (B)
Test Code: MD
For asymptomatic patients, a prior consult with the WRHA Genetics & Metabolism Program is required.
Prenatal diagnosis requires prior consultation with Molecular Diagnostic Lab.
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Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 3.0 mL
Specimen must be kept at room temperature. Pediatric volume for infants only.
Testing may be performed on amniotic fluid (4.0 mL required) or cultured amniocytes.
An interpretive report will be sent.
Within 8 Weeks
Do NOT centrifuge. Specimen is forwarded to Health Sciences Centre - MS5 for analysis. Store and ship specimens at room temperature. Specimens sent for Molecular tests are not to be used for other tests (ie. CBC).