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Variations in Genetic Codes may be the Cause of ASD

Neurodevelopmental disorders can stem from a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, social deprivation, metabolic disorders, immune diseases, nutritional imbalances, and exposure to toxins and other environmental influences. Our genetic tests focus primarily on pediatric patients looking for answers after an autism, or intellectual disability diagnosis.

AAP recommends

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends, children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) should have genetic testing to determine their pathogenic yield or family history of their condition.

Having a clear direction and understanding of diagnosis can save families time, money and stress when deciding what treatments and therapies can be most beneficial to the patient.

Our Genetic Test Targets Genes Associated with ASD, ID and FXS

Our ASD/ID Genetic Test Panel targets genes that are associated with both syndromic and non-syndromic causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID). The test panel is recommended if a specific underlying syndrome is not suspected. Using next-generation sequencing (NGS), we identify variants in the genetic code of the genes analyzed. Supplemental tests include sanger sequencing, Fragile X repeat expansion analyses, and Chromosomal Microarray testing. Variant classification and interpretation are performed based on the American College of Medical Genetics Standards and Guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants.

How does ordering work?

Our support team works with the patient and their family to determine insurance coverage.

Our team will review the request to confirm medical necessity and completion of forms.

A test kit containing saliva swabs will be sent to your practice or patient’s home for collection and return shipment.

Results will be sent to you the ordering provider within 4-6 weeks after receipt at our lab.

Genetic counselors are available to discuss results and what treatment options may be best moving forward.

For Providers

Have a patient that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder on an intellectual disability? Request genetic testing to further assess their diagnosis.

There are two simple ways to order:

1. Submit a request through your Athena EMR System.

2. Complete the following forms and forward them to Quadrant Laboratories:

Test Requisition Form

Informed Consent

Letter of Medical Necessity

*  Send completed forms to [email protected] or Fax: (315) 666-1379

For Parents

Your Health Care Provider must complete the test requisition form, informed consent, and letter of medical necessity forms on behalf of the patient, they may also complete the benefits investigation form.

The parent, guardian, or patient may also complete the benefits investigation form.  Once the form is received and reviewed a member of the Quadrant Laboratories billing team will reach out to you to discuss insurance coverage and financial responsibility.

If you and your provider have discussed genetic testing and would like them to order testing through Quadrant Laboratories, please provide their information here.

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If you would like information to share with your provider regarding our genetic testing, download our information sheet here.

What's in the Kit

How to Swab

How to Ship

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