|Alternate:||Fragile X DNA; Fra-X; FMR-1|
|Department:||Molecular Genetics Lab|
|Available:||Lab open Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Specimens accepted daily, 24 hours. Specimens batched and test run weekly as needed.|
|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:||Normal Female or Normal Male|
|Uses:||To detect the Fragile X syndrome mutation and determine carrier status.|
|Limitations:||This assay determines the diagnostic category (normal, carrier, affected) for the Fragile X mutation in the FMR-1 gene.|
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