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Breast CA1 & CA2

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic

MDLBL

MDL Test Name Prompt: Breast C1C2

Specimen Requirements 3 x 4 mL (or 2 x 6 mL) lavender top EDTA tubes, whole blood.
Specimen Handling

DO NOT centrifuge or separate specimen.  DO NOT freeze.

Photocopy the Molecular Diagnostic Lab requisition (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/frm-18522.pdf) for optical scanning, then transport specimen, along with the original requisition, at room temperature without delay. Specimen must arrive at ACH before noon on Friday. Specimens collected after noon Fridays and over the weekend can be stored in a refrigerator for shipment to the Molecular Diagnostic Lab on Monday mornings.

PSC & Extra-regional:
Transport to DSC.

RRL:
Transport to ACH.

Additional Information Referral for testing must be made by a geneticist.  Non-geneticists can refer patients to ACH Medical Genetics Clinic 403-955-7373.  DNA will be extracted from the blood specimen and stored on all patients not referred by a geneticist.  Testing will begin upon receiving a requisition from a geneticist.
Testing Location ACH Molecular Diagnostic Lab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) BRCA1 and BRCA2
Reference Interval