Familial Mutation Testing: Targeted Sequencing

Condition Description

Genes (0)

Indications

Custom DNA sequencing testing is available for any previously characterized DNA variation in a family. This service can also confirm DNA variations identified in a research laboratory. Such confirmation allows release of research findings to the patient as well as prenatal diagnosis and carrier testing for other at-risk family members. To perform this assay we require details of the genetic variation in the family and a DNA sample from a previously tested individual as a positive control. Please call (404) 778-8500 to discuss this testing prior to sample collection.

Methodology

The region of DNA surrounding the mutation is amplified by PCR and sequenced in both the forward and reverse direction.

Detection

Over 99% of previously identified mutations will be detected by this assay.

Specimen Requirements

Listed below are EGL's preferred sample criteria. For any questions, please call 470.378.2200 and ask to speak with a laboratory genetic counselor (eglgc@egl-eurofins.com).
Submit only 1 of the following specimen types
Whole Blood (EDTA)
WBP

Requirements
EDTA (Purple Top)
Infants and Young Children (<2 years of age): 2-3 ml
Children > 2 years of age to 10 years old: 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Autopsy: 2-3 ml unclotted cord or cardiac blood
Collection and Shipping
Ship sample at room temperature for receipt at EGL within 72 hours of collection. Do not freeze.
DNA, Isolated
DNA

Requirements
Microtainer
8µg
Isolation using the Perkin Elmer™Chemagen™ Chemagen™ Automated Extraction method or Qiagen™ Puregene kit for DNA extraction is recommended.
Collection and Shipping
Refrigerate until time of shipment in 100 ng/µL in TE buffer. Ship sample at room temperature with overnight delivery.
Saliva
SLV

Requirements
Oragene™ Saliva Collection Kit
Orangene™ Saliva Collection Kit used according to manufacturer instructions. Please contact EGL for a Saliva Collection Kit for patients that cannot provide a blood sample.
Collection and Shipping
Please do not refrigerate or freeze saliva sample. Please store and ship at room temperature.

Special Instructions

Please call (404) 778-8500 to discuss testing and to obtain prices prior to sample collection.

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