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Laboratory Medicine

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DNA studies

EDTA

TestDNA studies
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Clinical IndicationGenetic services offered include the diagnosis of genetic disease, carrier testing for individuals at high risk of genetic disease, presymptomatic diagnosis of inherited adult onset disorders and prenatal diagnosis.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume5-10 mL (adult) minimum 1 mL (paed)
Special PrecautionsAppropriate tubes available from specimen reception. Tests for 'fragile X' require 10mL Lithium heparin & 5 mL EDTA blood.
Stability24 hrs (store overnight samples at 4C if necessary)
Turnaround Time1 - 2 weeks
LaboratoryRegional DNA Laboratory Leeds St James University Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
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