Myoclonic Epilepsy with Ragged-Red Fibers (MERRF)

Forms and Documents

Test Details

  • Molecular confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • Testing of patients suspected of having a mitochondrial disorder

65 confirmed disease-causing mtDNA point variants (see list in Test Info Sheet) and large scale deletion analysis of the mitochondrial genome (including LHON [20 mutations], MELAS [16 mutations], LS/NARP [22 mutations], MIHL/MIDM [10 mutations)] MERRF [6 mutations], KSS, CPEO, Pearson syndrome, etc.)

  • Next-Gen Sequencing

Ordering

704
3-4 weeks
Tissue Biopsy (>50 mg Muscle or Liver-Flash Frozen)
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube|Oral Rinse (30-40 mL)

Billing

81465x1, 81401x5
Yes
Yes
* For price inquiries please email zebras@genedx.com

References

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Forms and Documents

Test Details

  • Molecular confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • Testing of patients suspected of having a mitochondrial disorder
  • Next-Gen Sequencing

Ordering

554
4 weeks
Tissue Biopsy (>50 mg Muscle or Liver-Flash Frozen)
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube|Oral Rinse (30-40 mL)|Buccal Swabs

Billing

81460x1, 81465x1
Yes
Yes
* For price inquiries please email zebras@genedx.com

References

  1. Oliveira et al., (2005) Dev Med Child Neurol 47:185-189.
  2. Zhu et al., (2009) Acta Biochim Biophys Sin 41:179-187
  3. Chinnery, P. Gene Reviews (2006) Mitochondrial Disorders Overview.
  4. Tarnopolsky, M and Raha S. (2005) Med Sci Sports Exerc 37:2086-93.
  5. van Adel, B. and Tarnopolsky, M. (2009) J Clin Neuromusc Dis 10:97-121.
  6. Longo, N. (2003) Neurol Clin N Am 21:817- 831.
  7. Bennett S.(2004) Pharmacogenomics 5:433-8.
  8. Chinnery, P. Gene Reviews (2006) Mitochondrial Disorders Overview.
  9. Koenig MK. (2008) Pediatr Neurol, 38:305-313.
  10. Zeviani1 and Di Donato. (2004) Brain, 127: 2153–2172.