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Laboratory: Genomics  (MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS)
Test Name:
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
2 - EDTA 4 mL NO GEL Tube(s) - Full Tube Collection
Alternate Device:
1 - Microtainer(s) - EDTA, NO GEL (0.5 mL) to fill line
Specimen Required:
Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Blood: 2.0 mL

Pediatric volume for infants only. 

Sample will be sent to Toronto Sick Kids Genomic Lab for testing (
Testing done for confirmation of clinical diagnosis in patients meeting established criteria.  Requests for testing limited to cardiologists and medical geneticists. Prior consultation with the WRHA Genetics & Metabolism Program  or Arrhythmia Clinic is required.  All out of province testing subjected to final laboratory approval.  For more information regarding genes included in the panel, please contact the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory.
Reference Values:
An interpretive report from the referral laboratory will be forwarded to the physician.
Extracted DNA is forwarded to an out-of-province laboratory, if approved. Turnaround time is estimated to be 4 to 6 months
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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.  Specimens sent for Molecular tests are not to be used for other tests (ie. CBC).