Samples must be accompanied by both a consent form and clinical questionnaire and/or supporting clinical documents or they will not be processed.
2 - 4 weeks
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
For more information, please view the literature below. These forms are required to submit for whole exome sequencing.
Whole blood, oral swab, extracted DNA
4 mL, 1 swab, or 200 ng of DNA
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, OCD-100 DNA Genotek device only, extracted DNA
Blood: ship ASAP, but stable up to 5 days post-collection at room temperature. Do not freeze. Swab: 60 day post-collection room temperature; DNA: ship at room temperature after extraction.
• Room temperature: Blood: 5 days; Swab: 60 days; DNA: 30 days
• Refrigerated: Blood: 5 days; Swab: 60 days; DNA: 30 days
• Frozen: Blood: Do not freeze; Swab: 60 days; DNA: Indefinitely
Frozen blood EDTA tube; insufficient swab cell collection or incorrect oral swab device use; extracted DNA A260:A280 ratio outside of 1.8-2.0 range
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is a genetic test used to identify a heritable cause of a disorder. WES searches through all coding regions of all genes currently identified; thus, it has a higher chance to find the cause of a heritable disease. WES can be used if a patient has symptoms, which, after exhaustive testing, cannot be linked to a diagnosis and corrective treatment is necessary to change the prognosis. WES can also be used if, upon clinical presentation, multiple disease states may be suspected and a clinician wishes to improve his/her testing approach. Once a genetic variant has been identified, this information can then be linked back to the phenotype of the patient, which will improve the pathway to a correct diagnosis and a suitable treatment plan can be administered. Proband Only testing is exome sequencing for the patient only. Proband-only samples are acceptable when parental or other family member samples are not available.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Whole Exome Sequencing
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