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Prepair Carrier Screening

Alternate Names
VCGS Reproductive Genetic Carrier Screening
Ordering Information

Tests for parents being carriers of Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Female patient is tested first and if found to be a carrier, the male patient is tested for free.

Cost of test to patient is $389.

For more information, please refer to VCGS website below:

https://www.vcgs.org.au/order/tests/658

Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
EDTA (purple)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
4mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
As required
Test Code
N/A
Opt. Specimen
Saliva Swab
Storage Instructions
Store specimen at Room Temperature
Additional (Storage) Instructions

Lab Staff: Do not enter requests into Auslab. Check all patient details are correct, and leave with original paperwork in room temperature referred bucket.

Transport Instructions
Transport at room temperature
External Laboratory
VCGS Molecular Genetics Lab