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Test Name: Cri du chat (Cat Cry) Syndrome

Test Code(s): 871F26 / HC871F26

CPT Code(s): 88271, 88273

Clinical Significance: To detect deletion 5p15.2 associated with Cri du chat syndrome.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Days Performed: Mon-Sat.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 2 weeks.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: Blood must be received and processed by WSLH within 24 hours of collection. Specimen must be received in UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) on Monday-Friday only.

Collection Container: Preferred: Green top (with sodium heparin anticoagulant)

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 - 2 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) at room temperature (may transport with coolant during hot, >85 weather).

Unacceptable Criteria: Whole blood that is clotted or frozen.  Blood collected in EDTA, sodium-citrate or anticoagulants other than sodium heparin. Plasma and serum are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: Not acceptable
Frozen: Not acceptable


Interpretation

Interpretation provided with results. 

D5S721
D5S23
5p15.2

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