Detection and Reference Range
Over 95% of large mitochondrial deletions.
Submit only 1 of the following specimen types
Type: Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements:In EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube:
Infants (<2 years): 3 ml
Children (>2 years): 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample within 5 days of collection at room temperature with overnight delivery.
Type: Muscle Biopsy
Specimen Requirements:1-2 mm in length or > 100 mg is acceptable.
Flash freeze sample upon collection using liquid nitrogen. If storage is required, store sample at -80o C or colder.
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Ship frozen sample on dry ice with overnight delivery.