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Test ID: ESPAN    
Epilepsy/Seizure Genetic Panels by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test includes the option for either 1 of several predefined panel tests or the option to create a custom gene panel. Pricing for the Custom Gene Panel will be based on the number of genes selected (1, 2-14, 15-49, 50-100, and 101-500).

 

See Epilepsy: Unexplained Refractory and/or Familial Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

The specific epilepsy/seizure panel requested must be provided in order to perform this test.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information: To ensure minimum volume and concentration of DNA is met, the preferred volume of blood must be submitted. Testing may be canceled if DNA requirements are inadequate.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Molecular Genetics: Neurology Patient Information in Special Instructions

2. Targeted Genes and Methodology Details for Epilepsy/Seizure Genetic Panels in Special Instructions

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

See Specimen Required.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated by Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Frozen 
 Refrigerated