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Mitochondrial DNA Screen (Point Mutations & Deletions)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Mitochondrial DNA Screen Massively Parallel Sequencing (BCM-MitomeNGS)
Send Out Genetics

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This test includes 36 common mitochondrial DNA mutations in 17 mitochondrial genes

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Keep at room temperature

Muscle

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 150 mg
Stability

Frozen - 1 week(s)

Tissue (Frozen)

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

Sterile container

N/A 150 mg
Stability

Frozen - 1 week(s)

Comments

Skeletal muscle/tissue samples must be flash frozen in liquid nitrogen at collection with no media added. Store at -80 C. Please include completed testing requisition along with the sample submissions using Baylor test code 2010. It is attached to this entry.

CPT Code

  • 81465