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Lab Test Dictionary

DMPK DNA Test (DM1) (36164)

Methodology

Repeat Expansion Detection by PCR; Southern Blot


Synonyms

Myotonic Dystrophy, Type 1; Early Onset Myotonia Evaluation

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to Athena


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

14-28 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

6-8 mL Whole blood or 1-2 mL Whole Blood for pediatric (0-3 years)

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=10 Days; Refrigerated=10 Day; Frozen=Unacceptable

Test Volume Required

8 mL Whole blood or 2 mL Whole Blood for pediatric (0-3 years)

Minimum Test Volume

6 mL Whole blood or 1 mL Whole Blood for pediatric (0-3 years)

Processing Instructions

No special forms needed.


Included Tests

(Athena provides best DMPK test available)


Comments

Insurance authorization is required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients.


CPT Codes

81234


Revised

05/17/24