Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)
Detects CAG triplet repeat expansion in the SCA3 gene. The usual clinical characteristics of the spinocerebellar ataxias are a slowly progressive incoordination of gait that is often associated with poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye movements.
Higher blood volumes ensure adequate DNA quantity, which varies with
WBC, specimen condition, and need for confirmatory testing. Patients,
0-3 years have higher WBC, yielding more DNA per mL of blood.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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The reason for testing is required: for diagnostic or predictive purpose. If this test is to be used for a predictive purpose, a consent form will be faxed to you that requires the physician's signature. Athena will not perform this assay without this signed consent form, which is to be faxed directly to Athena (number provided on the form). Transport Temperature: Room temperature Transport Temperature: Room temperature