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Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Test for carrier status of three of the most common severe hereditary disorders: cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and fragile X syndrome*.

Avero Carrier Test Genetics

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Specimen Type

Whole blood or mouthwash specimens accepted.


  1. Complete the test requisition form (provided separately).
  2. Peel off label from the test requisition and label tube with patient’s name and date of birth. Failure to provide two patient identifiers will prevent or delay testing.
  3. Follow collection protocol based on sample type in kit.
  4. Put the sample in the specimen bag with the absorbent sleeve and seal the bag.
  5. Insert completed test requisition form into outer pocket of specimen bag.


5 days ambient. 10 days refrigerated.
Store at room temperature 65 – 86°F (18 – 30°C).

Turn Around Time

7 – 10 days

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Download the requisition.