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This is a sendout test. Please note that turnaround time is defined as the anticipated time from set up day to results release.
S50092: Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 DNA Test [371] Print View
Interpretation      
SCA1 Allele 1 PCR     
SfaNI site      
SCA1 Allele 2 PCR     
Comment      

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 8 (6) mL   Refrigerated - 10 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 10 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Detects CAG triplet repeat expansion in the SCA1 gene

Ship room temp; avoid freezing. Ship within 24 hours, Mon-Thurs
only.

Please label each specimen tube with two forms of patient
identification. These forms of identification must also appear on
the requisition form.

Informed consent is required.

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
14-23 days

CPT Code
81401

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
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). Please contact the LORRA dept a X2551 with any questions. Reject criteria: Specimens over 72 hours; any QNS specimens Methodology: Repeat Expansion Detection by PCR






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