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Laboratory Victorian Clinical Genetics Services : Reproductive Genetic Testing, Genetics & Genomics, and Biochemical Genetic Laboratories - VIC
Test Name Chromosome breakage disorders
Genes Tested Please refer to the test description
Test Description Chromosomal breakage syndromes are a group of genetic disorders that are characterised by a defect in DNA repair mechanisms or genomic instability, and patients with these disorders show increased predisposition to cancer in addition to distinct clinical presentations. VCGS offers testing for Ataxia talengiectasia and Bloom syndrome.
Method Chromosomes
Test Type Cytogenetic
Comment Please contact Lab before collection to organise the most appropriate time to perform test.
Test Accreditation Included In NATA Scope
Clinical Context Prenatal test
Sample Required Lithium Heparin Blood (no gel): Adults/ Children: 5 ml| Infants: 1-2 ml| Neonates: 0.5-1 ml
Turn Around Time Routine analysis: 2-3 weeks| Urgent analysis: 5-7 days
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 3/07/2017 11:51:10 AM