Abbrev Code:DM2DNT   
Order Code:LAB3430Order Name:DM2 DNA Test
Synonyms:Myotonic Dystrophy, Type 2; Southern Blot
Methodology:Repeat expansion detection by PCR
CPT Codes: 81187 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 15-29 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.
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Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:8 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:6 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Avoid freezing.
Stability:10 days at room temperature or refrigerated. Unacceptable frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Athena Diagnostics)
Referral Lab number:110


Reference Range:Normal: Less than 177 base pairs.
Use:Detects CCTG repeat expansions in the Zinc Finger Protein 9 (ZNF9) gene.

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