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Beaumont Laboratory

Spinal Muscular Atrophy DNA Test - Diagnostic

SMA Panel, SMN1, BAYLOR #6059, Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.


This test is not included in the Beaumont Laboratory testing formulary, however, the Laboratory can facilitate specimen collection.

  • This test requires pathology review. Contact the Sendout Laboratory at 248-551-9045 before ordering this test.
  • Testing requires the ordering physician to complete forms for the independent clinical laboratory performing the testing.
  • This test will be billed to the patient's insurance. If not covered by insurance, the patient is responsible for the full cost of testing.
  • Specimens received without the appropriate forms and information will not be shipped.
  • Once approved, order test as a Miscellaneous Sendout (XMISC).  

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: Two Lavender-top EDTA tube, after obtaining necessary pathology approval (Min: 4.0 mL Adults) (Min: 2.0 mL Children).

Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation

Do not centrifuge or freeze. Maintain whole blood at room temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F) prior to transport. Pathology review and all appropriate forms must be completed prior to specimen transport.

Preparation for Courier Transport

Transport: 5.0 mL whole blood, room temperature (20-25°C or 68-77°F) (Min: 4.0 mL Adults) (Min: 2.0 mL Children).

Rejection Criteria

  • Specimens received without prior Laboratory notification and review.
  • Frozen specimens.
  • Centrifuged specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated. 


Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 7 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.


Sent to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.


Results available in 3 weeks. 

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Amplification followed by Gel Electrophoresis.

CPT Code


Test Codes

BAYLOR #6059, Testing requires pathology approval prior to collection.

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