Order Mitochondrial Gene Panel (MTRNR1 and MTTS1) for Hearing Loss
More than half of all cases of early childhood hearing loss are due to genetic causes. Two mitochondrial genes known to cause hearing loss are the MTRNR1 (12S rRNA) and MTTS1 [tRNAser(UCN)] genes. Read more about this 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.
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.
For questions, please contact us at 617-768-8500 or by email.