Test Catalog

Test ID: DRPL    
Dentatorubral-Pallidoluysian Atrophy (DRPLA) Gene Analysis, Varies

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

A PCR-based assay is used to amplify across the region of the ATN1 (DRPLA) gene containing the CAG repeats. Assay products are separated by capillary electrophoresis and are sized by comparison with an internal size standard.(Dorschner MO, Barden D, Stephens K: Diagnosis of five spinocerebellar ataxia disorders by multiplex amplification and capillary electrophoresis. J Mol Diag 2002;4:108-113)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Tuesday; 2 p.m.

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

5 days

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

11 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test