Y CHROMOSOME MICRODELETION

Mnemonic

MISC

Synonym

YPCR

Guidelines

This test is used for evaluating men with azoospermia, severe oligozoospermia or otherwise unexplained male factor infertility.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA). Also acceptable: Yellow (ACD Solution A or B), lt. blue (sodium citrate), green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Handling

Transport whole blood in original collection container

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Serum. Frozen specimens. Severely hemolyzed specimens.

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Note

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Performed

Tues, Fri

Reported

7-10 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Electrophoresis

Referral Lab

ARUP 2001778

 

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

81403

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:34 AM