|Alternate:||MTHFR, C677T, A1298C, MTHFR thermolabile variant|
|Department:||Molecular Genetics Lab|
|Available:||Lab open M-F 7:30a-4:00p. Specimens accepted daily, 24 hrs. Specimens batched and test run weekly.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature for not more than 24 hrs. Can be stored at 4 degrees C for 1 wk.|
|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:||N/N genotype for each locus|
|Uses:||To detect the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase mutation associated with hyperhomocysteinemia and vascular disease. This test is also included in the Thrombophilia Panel.|
|Limitations:||This asssay detects ONLY the C677T and A1298C mutations in the MTHFR gene.|
|Method:||FDA-Approved GenMark eSensor XT-8|
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