Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
MERRF (Myoclonic Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers)

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 week

Methodology
Sequencing of the mitochondrial tRNA lysine gene

Ranges
See Interpretative Report

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