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Test Catalog

Test ID: SMN1Z    
SMN1 Gene, Full Gene Analysis, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If a skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture and cryopreservation for biochemical studies will be added at an additional charge.

 

See Inherited Motor Neuron Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

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Advisory Information

This is not the preferred genetic test for carrier screening or diagnosis in individuals with suspicion of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). For these situations, order SMNCS / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Carrier Screening, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies or SMNDX / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnostic Assay, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies.

 

This test is appropriate for second-tier carrier screening following SMNCS / Spinal Muscular Atrophy Carrier Screening, Deletion/Duplication Analysis, Varies when:

-There is a family history of SMA, but an affected individual is not available for testing

-The disease-causing variants are unknown

-Testing the reproductive partner of a known SMA carrier

Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Cultured fibroblasts

Container/Tube: T-75 or T-25 flask

Specimen Volume: 1 Full T-75 or 2 full T-25 flasks

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated <24 hours

 

Supplies: Fibroblast Biopsy Transport Media (T115)

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

Container/Tube: Sterile container with any standard cell culture media (eg, minimal essential media, RPMI 1640). The solution should be supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin.).

Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

 

Supplies: Card - Blood Spot Collection (Filter Paper) (T493)

Specimen Type: Blood spot

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Collection card (Whatman Protein Saver 903 Paper)

Acceptable: Ahlstrom 226 filter paper, or Blood Spot Collection Card

Specimen Volume: 5 Blood spots on collection card

Collection Instructions:

1. An alternative blood collection option for a patient >1 year of age is finger stick.

2. Let blood dry on the filter paper at ambient temperature in a horizontal position for 3 hours.

3. Do not expose specimen to heat or direct sunlight.

4. Do not stack wet specimens.

5. Keep specimen dry.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Additional Information:

1. For collection instructions, see Blood Spot Collection Instructions in Special Instructions.

2. For collection instructions in Spanish, see Blood Spot Collection Card-Spanish Instructions (T777) in Special Instructions.

3. For collection instructions in Chinese, see Blood Spot Collection Card-Chinese Instructions (T800) in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Blood: 1 mL
Blood Spots: 3 punches 3-mm diameter

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
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