Kennedy's Disease DNA Test


Sunquest Code:KENDNA  
Epic Code:LAB3116Epic Name:Kennedy's Disease DNA Test
Synonyms:Spinal and Bulbar Muscular Atrophy
Methodology:Repeat expansion
CPT Code:81401
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported in 14-28 days.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:6 mL
Causes for Rejection:Frozen specimen; consent form not provided; genetic counselor will notify referring physician of any missing requirements.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store at room temperature or refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Protect from temperature extremes.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:117


Interpretive

Reference Range:Normal: 11-33 CAG trinucleotide repeats.
Use:Detects CAG triplet repeat expansion in the androgen receptor gene.


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