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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeMICY
Method

Multiplex PCR of Yq STSs from AZFa, AZFb, and AZFc regions followed by gel electrotrophoresis.

Diagnostic Use / Indications

An average of 10% of couples consults infertility clinics. In about half of these cases, sperm production is defective, either quantitatively or qualitatively. Approximately one third to one half of these cases are classified as idiopathic. The deletion of the AZF (azoospermia factor) is thought to be pathogenetically involved in some cases of male infertility associated with azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia. Microdeletions of Yq have been used to define three non-overlapping regions associated with a failure of spermatogenesis, termed AZFa, AZFb and AZFc. Y-chromosome-specific, sequence-tagged site (STS) PCR markers can identify microdeletions in DNA from peripheral blood lymphocytes of infertile males.

External Price$336.21(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient Specimen4.0mL EDTA,
Paediatric Specimen0.5 mL - 1 mL EDTA blood
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentBiochemistry - Molecular Pathology
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Contact Phone Number03 3640 548
Test Availability9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Turnaround TimeWithin 4 weeks
Additional Information
  1. This genetic test needs nucleated cells. Please don’t centrifuge or freeze the EDTA blood tube.
  2. Genomic DNA must be extracted from the specimen prior to testing. This incurs an additional charge (see GDNA). Laboratories may prefer to submit DNA for testing. Please provide a minimum of 5 micrograms of DNA at 20 nanograms / microlitre.
  3. If storing blood tube prior to delivery please refrigerate at 4 degrees (transport still at ambient temperature).

Delphic Number Test Number7100

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