Russell Silver Syndrome
Blood; extracted DNA is not accepted for the MLPA portion of this test.
For details about specimen requirements, please refer to: Specimen Type & Requirements (PDF).
- Blood: 5-10 mL in EDTA, 0.5 mL in EDTA (neonate);
- DNA-minimum 10 ug in 100 uL low TE (pH8.0)
For details about specimen requirements, please refer to: Specimen Type and Requirements
DNA extracted at an external lab is not accepted for MS-MLPA testing.
If sample shipment >48 hours, ship on ice.
The main feature of Russell-Silver syndrome (RSS) is low birth weight followed by continued growth delays after birth. Individuals with RSS typically have proportionately short stature and normal head circumference. Certain characteristic facial features may also be present (triangular face, down-turned angles of the mouth, prominent forehead, prominent nasal bridge and a small jaw). Other variable features may be seen in children with RSS (see For More Information). Some individuals with RSS will have many of the possible characteristics associated with RSS while others will have very few.
See related information sheet: Russell-Silver syndrome
- Russell Silver Syndrome
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