Item Value
Test name Beta Globin Gene Deletions
Available Stat? No
Turn around times 7-10 days
In House Availability Run 1x per week as needed, Tuesday or Thursday, day shift only
Performed by Medical Genomics - Molecular Diagnostics
Normal range Negative for deletions
Container type Lavender top preferred. Blue top and Yellow top (ACD) acceptable
Amount to Collect
Blood 3 mL
Amniotic fluid 5 mL
CVS 10 mg
Collection Instructions Do not collect sample in heparin. Keep sample refrigerated for overnight or longer storage.

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Sample type EDTA whole blood, Amniotic fluid, CVS

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