Overview

Aortopathy are conditions that affect the aorta, the main artery supplying the heart with oxygenated blood. The aorta can become enlarged or weakened, which disrupts blood flow. Aortic dilation can be a key feature in genetic dosorders, such as Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, vascular Ehlers-Danlos, aneurysm-osteoarthritis and TAAD.

Category

Cost

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Reporting time

10-12 weeks

Contacts

Dr Belinda Chong

Phone (03) 9936 6550

Specimen Requirements

EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml

Child: 2 x 1-3 ml

Notes

Patient to be referred to a cardiologist or a genetics clinic.

Blood Storage Requirements: Do not freeze. Store at 4°C or room temperature.

Genes tested