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Test Code SCAPNL UM Spinocerebellar Ataxia Panel

Clinical System Name

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Panel

Synonyms

SCAPN

Ataxia Panel

SCA1

SCA2

SCA3

SCA6

SCA7

MJD

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA; Yellow/ACD is also acceptable

Preferred Vol: 5.0 mL 

Minimum Vol: 2.0 mL

 

Note:  Buccal cells are acceptable for transplant patients. For other specimen types contact the UW Genetics Lab (206-598-6429).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Dark Green/Sodium Heparin tube. Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues.

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Do not spin or separate specimen. Store whole blood in the CPA room temp Send Outs rack.

 

Off-site collection: Do not spin or separate specimen. Transport at room temp.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp

2 d

  Refrigerated 1 w
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N

Weekly

2 - 3 w

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department: Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

 

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

Methodology

Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Capillary Electrophoresis

Analytical Volume: 1 mL

Limitations:

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name:

Spinocerebellar Ataxia Panel

Reference Test Number:

SCAPN

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier