Spinocerebellar Ataxia 2

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General Information

Lab Name
Spinocerebellar Ataxia 2
Lab Code
SCA2T
Epic Ordering
Spinocerebellar Ataxia 2
Description

For further information about this test, see Spinocerebellar Ataxia Panel [SCAPN], which includes panels 1,2,3,6 and 7.

Forms & Requisitions

Genetics Requisition

Synonyms
OPCA2, Olivopontocerebellar 2, SCA2, Spinocerebellar Atrophy 2
Components

Interpretation

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/Capillary Electrophoresis

Reference Range
See individual components

Ordering & Collection

Specimen Type
Blood
Collection

BLOOD:
- Adult: 5 mL LAVENDER TOP tube
- Child: 2 mL LAVENDER TOP tube
- Also acceptable: YELLOW TOP (ACD) tube
Unacceptable: Heparin green top tubes

Forms & Requisitions

Genetics Requisition

Handling Instructions
Quantity
requested: Entire specimen
minimum: 1 mL whole blood

Processing

Processing

Blood: Refrigerate whole blood up to 1 week

Outside Laboratories: Ship whole blood at ambient temperature to arrive within 1 week of specimen collection

Performance

LIS Dept Code
Genetics (GEN)
Performing Location(s)
UW-MT Genetics

Attention: Genetics Lab
Clinical lab, Room NW220
University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Tel: 206-598–6429 M–F (7:30 AM–4:00 PM)
Fax: 206-598–0304
Lab email: genelab@uw.edu

Tel (EXOME only): 206-543-0459

Manager

Rebecca Gaulin, rgaulin@uw.edu

Genetic Counselors

Angela Jacobson, MS, LGC agibson@uw.edu
Sarah Paolucci, MA, MS, LGC, spaolucc@uw.edu
Jenna Huey, MS, LGC, jlhuey@uw.edu
Sandra Coe, MS,LGC, scoe20@uw.edu
Dru Leistritz, MS, LGC, dru2@uw.edu (EXOME testing only)

Variant Review Scientist

Ankita Jhuraney, PhD

Faculty

Colin C. Pritchard, MD, PhD
Brian H. Shirts, MD, PhD
Christina Lockwood, PhD, DABCC
Stephen Salipante, MD, PhD
Eric Konnick, MD, MS
Niklas Krumm, MD,PhD
Vera Paulson, MD, PhD
Jillian Buchan, PhD, FACMG

Frequency
Performed weekly. Results within 2-3 weeks.
Available STAT?
No

Billing & Coding

CPT codes
81179
LOINC
49646-3