Days Set Up
Analytic Time

15 - 20 days

Soft Order Code

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MCAD Deficiency Mutation Screen

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Confirmation of diagnosis of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency (as a follow up to biochemical analyses). Screening of at-risk carriers of MCAD deficiency when an affected relative has not had molecular testing. Diagnosis of MCAD deficiency in autopsy specimens.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect blood in a lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD) tube and send intact whole blood specimen at room temperature; do not freeze. Include relevant clinical and family history. Bloodspot card also acceptable.

Normal Volume
3 mL EDTA or ACD whole blood, or bloodspot card
Minimum Volume
1 mL EDTA or ACD whole blood

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.