SPINOCEREBELLAR ATAXIA TYPE 7

Test Code
SP-TY7 (Quest Wildcode)

CPT Codes
81401

Preferred Specimen
Whole Blood EDTA (lav top)

Minimum Volume
20 mL

Instructions
Ship within 24 hrs.
Send to Quest to send on to Athena.

Specimen Stability
6 days

Clinical Significance
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) is characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia, including dysarthria and dysphagia, and cone-rod and retinal dystrophy with progressive central visual loss resulting in blindness in affected adults. Onset in early childhood or infancy has an especially rapid and aggressive course often associated with failure to thrive and regression of motor milestones.

Performing Laboratory
Athena Diagnostics, Inc.
200 Forest Street, 2nd Floor
Marlborough, MA 01752



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