Order POU3F4 Gene Test for X-linked Hearing Loss
Approximately 2% of congenital deafness is comprised of X-linked nonsyndromic hearing loss. To date, four loci have been recognized (DFN2, DFN3, DFN4, and DFN6), but only the gene for DFN3 has been identified. 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.
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.