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MELAS 3243 Mutation (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:MCR
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Clinician and patient must sign the consent form available from the link below:

https://www.svhm.org.au/ArticleDocuments/1798/MtDNA%20Requisition%20form%20V19b%202018.pdf.aspx?embed=y

Specimen Types:Blood
Hair
Container Types:
EDTA 4 mLEDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:12 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:Three (3x) collection tubes required

EDTA Tube 4 ml x 3

Testing may also be performed on Hair (must include hair follicles) and Muscle biopsy samples. There is a $165 charge for this test. For interstate and international patients there is a $350.00 non-rebateable fee   

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Fortnightly
External Laboratory:Melbourne Neuromuscular Research Institute
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

This requst must be approved by the haematology registrar prior to sending