Spinocerebellar ataxia


Test Information

Test Name

Spinocerebellar ataxia

Synonyms

Cerebella Ataxia; SCA panel

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Preparation

  • Diagnostic referrals accepted from Neurology or GHSNZ
  • Predictive testing only through GHSNZ

Processing Information

Registration Code

SPIN

Notes

  • DO NOT centrifuge; whole blood required
  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • DO NOT freeze

Site Specific Notes

- Tauranga

Send sample directly to referral laboratory


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Specimen delivery Ambient on day of collection. Refrigerate overnight or weekend then send ambient

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