Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Mitochondrial DNA Screen (MELAS, MERRF and tRNA genes- isoleucine, glutamine & methionine)

CMH Lab Section
Molecular Genetics

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

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
2 week

Methodology
Direct sequencing of mitochondrial tRNA leucine and isoleucine genes; glutamine, methionine and lysine genes

Ranges
See interpretative report

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