Overview

Chromosomal breakage syndromes are a group of genetic disorders that are characterised by a defect in DNA repair mechanisms or genomic instability, and patients with these disorders show increased predisposition to cancer in addition to distinct clinical presentations. VCGS offers testing for Ataxia talengiectasia and Bloom syndrome.

Category

Cost

Private patients: $497.00 (Medicare rebate $341.45)

Non-private patients: $341.45 (bulk billed patients with Medicare)

Non-Medicare patients: $497.00.

Reporting time

Routine analysis: 2-3 weeks

Urgent analysis: 5-7 days

Contacts

David Francis

Phone (03) 8341 6258 (Lab)

Phone (03) 8341 6282 (direct)

Specimen Requirements

Lithium Heparin Blood (no gel): Adults/ Children: 5 ml

Infants: 1-2 ml

Neonates: 0.5-1 ml

Notes

Please contact Lab before collection to organise the most appropriate time to perform test.