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Name
MELAS (Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy Lactic Acidosis & Stroke-like Episodes)

CMH Lab Section
Molecular Genetics

Specimen Requirements
3-5 mL blood in lavender EDTA or
random urine (minimum 1 mL) or
fresh frozen muscle

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
2 weeks

Methodology
Sequencing of the mitochondrial tRNA leucine gene, MTTL1

Ranges
See interpretative report

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