Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

21 - 28 days

MiChart Code
SLC9A6 Gene Sequencing, MMGL
Soft Order Code
SLC9A

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Christianson Syndrome
Sodium/Hydrogen Exchanger 6 (NHE6)
SLC9A6S
SLC9A6 Gene Sequencing
SLC9A6SS
SLC9A6 Gene Seq Shadow
X-Linked Mental Retardation, Christianson Type (MRXSCH)
Autism / Intellectual Disability

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

The coding exons and associated, adjacent consensus splice sites of the SHANK3 gene are amplified using specific primers, and bidirectionally sequenced using a fluorescent method.

Test Usage

Analysis for the presence of SLC9A6 (OMIM:300231) mutations in patients with a phenotype consistent with X-Linked Mental Retardation, Christianson Type (OMIM:300243), which may have phenotypic similarities to Angelman Syndrome.

Reference Range

Interpretive report provided.

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Send intact specimen to the lab within 24 hours. Include the patient's family history, pedigree, and ethnicity on the test requisition. Obtaining informed consent from the patient prior to genetic testing is strongly recommended. If desired, a UMHS Request and Consent for Genetic Testing form can be obtained by contacting the MMGL Molecular Genetics Laboratory at 615-2429 during business hours Monday - Friday or online at https://mlabs.umich.edu/sites/default/files/2020-01/file/pci-mmgl_infor….

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Send intact specimen within 24 hours if stored at room temperature or within 5 days if stored refrigerated. Include the patient's family history, pedigree, and ethnicity on the test requisition. Obtaining informed consent from the patient prior to genetic testing is strongly recommended. If desired, a UMHS Request and Consent for Genetic Testing form can be obtained from the MMGL Molecular Genetics Laboratory by contacting the MLabs Client Services Center at 800-862-7284 or online at https://mlabs.umich.edu/sites/default/files/2020-01/file/pci-mmgl_infor….

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 - 10 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL EDTA whole blood

Billing Information

CPT Code
81406
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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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.