Test Discontinuation Memorandum

Effective September 16, 2013 the Medical Genetics Laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine will discontinue offering the following test:

  • Test code 3055 – Mitochondrial Whole Genome Sequence Analysis

As an alternative to this discontinued test, we recommend ordering:

  • Test Code 2055 – Comprehensive mtDNA Analysis by Massively Parallel Sequencing (MitoNGSSM).

This massively parallel sequencing based test enables the simultaneous detection of mtDNA point mutations and the accurate quantification of heteroplasmy. This new test is also a sensitive method for mtDNA large deletion and multiple deletion detection.

With a relatively similar price, test 2055 concurrently increases the detection rate and is an all-in-one test for mitochondrial DNA analysis.

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