--- Query Results ---

Program:Genetics and Genomics
Test Name:Rapid Aneuploidy Detection (RAD), fetal tissues (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:6 weeks
Preferred Tube/Container:See Specimen Requirements
Specimen Requirements:For Tissue Specimens
  • For Fresh or Frozen Tissue specimens - Submit > 20mg in a sterile container with NO fixative.
  • For Cultured Cells                                    - Confluent (overgrown) T25 flask (or equivalent)
                                                                              placed in transport media.

    Preferred sample types: Skin, Spleen, Lung, Thymus, Kidney, Muscle or Umbilical Cord.
    Other samples are acceptable but quality of DNA obtained may not be optimal for this assay.

    Products of Conception (POC’s) or placental tissues must be submitted with a maternal blood sample (5ml EDTA) and completed requisition.
    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.

    For all specimen types (except frozen tissue) 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.

    Store frozen tissue specimens at -20oC to -80oC.
    Specimen Handling:Transport specimens (except frozen tissue) at ambient temperature.
    Specimens must not freeze in transit.

    Transport frozen tissue specimens with adequate amounts of dry ice to keep specimen frozen.
    Specimens must not thaw in transport.

    Specimens, with completed requisitions, should be received by the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory:
  • Within 24 hours of date of collection for tissue specimens.

    Ship specimens to Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory via UAH Specimen Control WMC 4B2.10.
    Tissue 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:Monday, March 5, 2018
    Date of Last Review:Jan 2 2018 12:00AM