Order SLC26A4 (PDS) Gene Test for Pendred Syndrome or Hearing Loss with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueducts
Although many of the genetic forms of nonsyndromic hearing loss are difficult to differentiate from one another, SLC26A4 is somewhat distinct because all patients with two variants in this gene have a particular abnormality of the inner ear that can be seen when an MRI or CT scan of the temporal bone is performed. Read more details 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.