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Laboratory: Genomics  (MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS)
Test Name:
Test Code: MD
Clinical Information:
Test Indications: BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene sequence analysis including the entire coding region and flanking intronic DNA (+/- 10 bp) is performed. Testing is designed to guide therapy management in patients diagnosed with cancer who may have a germline variant in the genes analyze.
Ordering clinician should include the clinical diagnosis and possible treatment date. 

Note, non-coding regions such as promoters, deep intronic regions, and untranslated regions are not usually examined by this analysis.

Ordering restricted to: Medical Genetics and selected Oncologists
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Whole Blood: 8.0 mL

Special Processing: Do NOT centrifuge.  Specimen is forwarded to Health Sciences Centre MS551 for analysis.
Specimen Stability: 
Ambient: Preferred
Refrigerated: Accepted
Frozen:  Accepted - must remain frozen
Other comments: Specimens sent for Molecular tests are not to be used for other tests (i.e. CBC).
Reference Values:
An interpretive report will be sent
Within 6 Weeks
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