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Hereditary Hearing Loss and Deafness - GJB2 Related tests available.

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Diagnostic Testing Familial Mutation/Variant Analysis Mutation Testing General Population Prenatal Diagnosis Presymptomatic Testing
Deletion/Duplication Analysis GJB2 Deletion/Duplication Analysis
Test Code: 6271
GJB2 Deletion/Duplication Analysis
Test Code: 6271
GJB2 Deletion/Duplication Analysis
Test Code: 6272

We require that the referring center consult with our laboratory genetic counselors regarding prenatal cases prior to submitting any samples. Please call 1-800-411-4363.
Sequence Analysis GJB2 Sequence Analysis
Test Code: 6019
GJB2 Sequence Analysis
Test Code: 6078

This test can only be performed if there is a previously identified familial mutation.
GJB2 Sequence Analysis
Test Code: 6077

We require that the referring center consult with our laboratory genetic counselors regarding prenatal cases prior to submitting any samples. Please call 1-800-411-4363.


GJB2 Deletion/Duplication Analysis
Test Information: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis, Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis - Known Familial Mutation(s)
Test Details
Test Code: 6271
Technical Information
Methodology: Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) analysis is performed to detect gross deletion and duplications
Gene Name: GJB2 (CX26, NSRD1)
Protein Name: Gap junction beta-2 protein (Connexin 26)
Test Type: Deletion/Duplication Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen Type: Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in an EDTA (purple-top) tube(s) and send 3-5 cc (Adults/Children) and 3 cc (Infant<2yrs).
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze.


Turn Around Time: 21 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81479x1


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