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Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Rapid Aneuploidy Detection (RAD), blood (G&G North UAH)
Alternate Test Name:Turner Syndrome
Edward Syndrome
Patau Syndrome
Down Syndrome
Trisomy 13
Trisomy 18
Trisomy 21
Performing Site: University of Alberta Hospital
Performing Dept:Molecular Diagnostics
TAT:2-3 days
Preferred Tube/Container:See Specimen Requirements
Specimen Requirements:For Blood Specimen (peripheral or cord blood)
  • For Patients >20 kg - Collect 2 EDTA tubes each containing 3.0 to 5.0 mL of blood
  • For Patients <20 kg - Collect 2 EDTA tubes each containing 2.0 to 3.0 mL of blood
  • For Neonates           - Collect 1 EDTA containing a minimum of 0.5 mL of blood

    For Extracted DNA
  • Submit 10ug @ >100ng/uL
    Min. Sample Required:If unable to collect the minimum as per specimen requirements, contact the laboratory.
    Specimen Processing:Unopened dedicated tubes (do not share) are required for Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory testing.
    Do not spin or aliquot specimens.

    Store specimens at ambient temperature if being shipped on same day of collection (preferred).
    Specimens can be stored at 4 - 8oC if shipping is delayed.
    Specimen Handling:Transport all specimen at ambient temperature.
    Specimens must not freeze in transit.

    Specimens, with completed requisitions, should be received by the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory:
  • Within 5 days of date of collection for Blood and Extracted DNA specimens.

    Ship specimens (except extracted DNA) to Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory via UAH Specimen Control
    WMC 4B2.10.
    For Extracted DNA samples only, ship to Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory via Central Receiving,
    116 St & 85 Ave, 8-26 MSB, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2R3.
    Blood and Extracted DNA specimensAre received Mon – Fri: 7:30am to 3:00pm.
    If received after 3:00pm, will be processed on the next working day.
    Requisition/Form:All requests MUST be submitted on a Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory Requisition.

    Please ensure all required information, including patient's clinical history/indication, is provided on the requisition.
    Method Details:Detects aneuploidy for chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X and Y
    Reference Interval:Interpretation provided on report.
    Last Updated On:Friday, December 14, 2018
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM