Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
LHON (Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy)

CMH Lab Section
Molecular Genetics

Specimen Requirements
3-5 ml blood, purple top

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
1 week

Methodology
PCR/RFLP to detect three mitochondrial mutations: G11778A, T14484C, and G3460A

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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