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Y Chromosome Microdeletion

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code YCMD
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Agarose Gel Electrophoresis · Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Container type Lavender top or dark green top tube
Amount to Collect 4 mL
Sample type Whole Blood
Preferred volume 4 mL
Min. Volume 3 mL
Processing notes Do not aliquot. Transport to CB ambient. Order Quest test code 14679
Normal range
Stability Room temperature: 8 days
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: Unacceptable
Turn around times 3-7 days
Additional information To detect Y chromosome microdeletions associated with oligospermia and azoospermia. About 15-20% of azoospermic men and about 10% of severely oligospermic men present with microdeletions of Yq. This test targets 20 genetic loci, including those recommended by the European Quality Monitoring Network Group (Int J Andr 22: 292-299 (1999).
CPT coding 81403-90
LOINC code 35456-3
Last Updated 8/2/2016 4:20:21 PM
Entry Number 1740
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