Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by the obstruction and obliteration of small pulmonary arteries, leading to pulmonary artery hypertension, right ventricular hypertrophy and right sided heart failure. Symptoms include syncope, dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain and edema. Pulmonary hypertension can also be a finding in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or alveolar capillary dysplasias. 

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By gene: KCNK3
Sanger Sequencing
Test Code: 2113
Deletion / Duplication
Test Code: 2114
NGS/Del Dup Comprehensive
Test Code: 2115

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Technical Information
Disease Groups: 
Cardiovascular Disorders
CPT Codes: 
81479 x 1
Turnaround Time: 
Typically 1 to 2 weeks from receipt of a sample in the laboratory. All cases involving ongoing pregnancies will be expedited.
Non-Prenatal Specimens: 
  1. Whole blood: purple-top (EDTA) tube, minimum of 3 ml
  2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 µg (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/µl)
  3. Fibroblasts: 2 confluent T-25 flasks
  4. Saliva: only samples collected in Oragene DNA Self-Collection Kit or Oragene Saliva Collection Kit for Young Children are accepted
Prenatal Specimens: 
  1. Cultured cells: 2 confluent T-25 flasks derived from amnio or CVS samples
  2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 µg (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/µl)

Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do not freeze.

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