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S51269: MELAS MtDNA Evaluation [517] Print View
Interpretation      
MELAS 3243 tRNA Leu A3243G      
MELAS 3271 tRNA Leu T3271C      
MELAS 3252 tRNA Leu A3252G      
MELAS 3256 tRNA Leu C3256T      
MELAS 3291 tRNA Leu T3291C      
MELAS 13,513 ND5 G13513A      
Comments      

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

Detects six mtDNA point mutations linked to MELAS syndrome

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-Friday

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
Specimen Requirements: Pediatric: 2 mL (1 mL minimum) Acceptable: 100 mg Muscle tissue collected in Cryovial Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP)






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