Lab Test : Prader-Willi Syndrome, DNA Test

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Alternate:Prader-Willi DNA; Angelman DNA
Includes:N/A
Department:Molecular Genetics Lab
Phone:(937) 641-3262
SQ Code:PRW
Available:Lab open Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Specimens accepted daily, 24 hours. Specimens batched and test run every 2 weeks as needed.
Turnaround:21 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1 mL
Container:EDTA
Temperature:Room temperature for not more than 24 hours. Can be stored at 4 degrees C for 1 week.
Rejection:Will attempt to extract DNA and perform assay if hemolysis or clotting are present or if blood is in a preservative other than EDTA.
Normal:Negative
Uses:To detect deletion or uniparental inheritance of 15q11-q13 associated with Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes.
Limitations:This assay detects ONLY the deletion or uniparental inheritance of the 15q11-q13 region.
Method:Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MS-PCR)
 

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