Overview

LongQT is characterised by abnormal QT intervals on ECG and ventricular tachycardia. A long QT interval can upset the careful timing of the heartbeat and trigger dangerous heart rhythms.

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