Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1
GTR Test Accession: Help GTR000508982.5
CAP
INHERITED DISEASEMUSCULOSKELETALNERVOUS SYSTEM ... View more
Last updated in GTR: 2021-10-02
Last annual review date for the lab: 2023-09-06 LinkOut
At a Glance
Diagnosis; Mutation Confirmation; Pre-symptomatic
Myotonic dystrophy
Genes (1): Help
DMPK (19q13.32)
Molecular Genetics - Targeted variant analysis: Trinucleotide repeat by PCR or Southern Blot
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Ordering Information
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Molecular Genetics Laboratory
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Test short name: Help
DM1
Specimen Source: Help
  • Amniocytes
  • Amniotic fluid
  • Bone marrow
  • Chorionic villi
  • Cord blood
  • Fetal blood
  • Fresh tissue
  • Frozen tissue
  • Isolated DNA
  • Peripheral (whole) blood
  • Product of conception (POC)
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Lab contact: Help
Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Laboratory Contact
moleculargenetics@cw.bc.ca
604-875-2852
Contact Policy: Help
Laboratory can only accept contact from health care providers. Patients/families are encouraged to discuss genetic testing options with their health care provider.
How to Order: Help
Currently, samples are only accepted from residents of Canada. Please use the General Requisition form on our website.
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Informed consent required: Help
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Pre-test genetic counseling required: Help
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Post-test genetic counseling required: Help
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Conditions Help
Total conditions: 1
Condition/Phenotype Identifier
Test Targets
Genes Help
Total genes: 1
Gene Associated Condition Germline or Somatic Allele (Lab-provided) Variant in NCBI
Methodology
Total methods: 1
Method Category Help
Test method Help
Instrument *
Targeted variant analysis
Trinucleotide repeat by PCR or Southern Blot
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Clinical Information
Test purpose: Help
Diagnosis; Mutation Confirmation; Pre-symptomatic
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Technical Information
Availability: Help
Tests performed
Entire test performed in-house
Analytical Validity: Help
Almost 100% of individuals with myotonic dystrophy type 1 will have a trinucleotide repeat expansion in the DMPK gene.
Proficiency testing (PT):
Is proficiency testing performed for this test? Help
Yes

Method used for proficiency testing: Help
Formal PT program

PT Provider: Help
American College of Medical Genetics / College of American Pathologists, ACMG/CAP
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Regulatory Approval
FDA Review: Help
Category: Not Applicable
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