Y CHROMOSOME MICRODELETION (YCM)
Y chromosome microdeletion is the result of missing genes in the Y chromosome. The human Y chromosome is passed directly from father to son, and is not protected against accumulating copying errors, whereas other chromosomes are error corrected by recombining genetic information from mother and father.
Many men with YCM exhibit no symptoms and lead normal lives. However, YCM is also known to be present in a significant number of men with reduced fertility. Male patients with YCM may present with oligospermia or azoospermia.
This assay employs PCR-based analysis of 14 different regions along the length of the Y chromosome and will detect all of the microdeletions associated with male infertility, including the AZFa, AZFb, AZFc and AZFd regions.
CPT Code: 81479
Specimen Requirements: 2-5 mL Blood- EDTA tube (Lavender Top)
For Buccal Swab or Saliva samples please contact the lab to obtain a collection kit.
Turn-around-time: 21 days
OUHSC Genetics Laboratory 1122 NE 13th Street, Suite 1400, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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