Order Ashkenazi Jewish Panel for Hearing Loss and Usher Syndrome
More than half of all cases of early childhood hearing loss are due to genetic causes, and approximately 7% of individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish decent are carriers of a hearing loss or Usher syndrome pathogenic variant. As such, all individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish decent who were born with hearing loss, of any severity, are candidates for the Ashkenazi Jewish Hearing Loss Panel. Read more details about the test.
All samples must be accompanied with a completed requisition form. Please make sure any identifiers used on the specimen are provided on the paperwork. Consent page should be signed by a health care provider. Any incomplete or missing paperwork may delay the start of testing.
GJB2 (35delG and 167delT)
7ml of whole blood (3–5ml for an infant) in a lavender top tube (K2EDTA or K3EDTA)
10 ug of DNA at a minimum concentration of 25 ng/ul (please provide DNA concentration)
The Laboratory for Molecular Medicine offers several billing options for our clients and their patients; however, we do not bill insurance companies and are unable to begin testing without accurate billing information.
81253 (2), 81254 (1), 81400 (2)
For questions, please contact us at 617-768-8500 or by email.