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AMYL-M
AMYLOIDOSIS, FAMILIAL MOLECULAR ANALYSIS, BLOOD

Test Code AMYL-M 
Test AMYLOIDOSIS, FAMILIAL MOLECULAR ANALYSIS, BLOOD 
Methodology Direct Mutation Analysis by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.) 
Description Diagnosis of adult individuals suspected of having TTR-associated
familial amyloidosis.
Presymptomatic testing of individuals with a family history of TTR-
associated familial amyloidosis. 
Specimen All specimens should include a "Molecular Genetics Congenital Disorders Request Form" (Supply T245) with information including relevant clinical and family history information. This form is supplied by NorDx.
Specimens must arrive within 96 hours of draw.

BLOOD
Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s) or a yellow-top
(ACD) tube(s) and send 2.0 mL (minimum: 0.2 mL) of whole blood in the original VACUTAINER(S). Invert several times to mix blood. Forward unprocessed whole blood promptly at ambient temperature. 

Reference Values An interpretive report will be issued. 
Analytic Time 3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Friday 
CPT Code(s) 81404