Leading the Fight to treat and cure Tay-Sachs, Canavan and related diseases
The NTSAD International Tay-Sachs
Carrier Testing Quality Control Program is a voluntary laboratory proficiency testing program. The program evaluates laboratory performance of Tay-Sachs biochemical carrier screening in serum and leukocytes. Serum is the standard test sample. However, leukocytes are recommended when the person to be tested is pregnant, on birth control pills or is taking any medications which affect hormones because it might interfere with the accuracy of the serum test.
The program, which was founded and administered by Dr. Mike Kaback at the University of California-San Diego for 25 years, is now being run in the lab of Dr. Mimi Blitzer and Dr. Erin Strovel at the University of Maryland.
NOTE: NTSAD publishes this Test Center Directory solely for general informational purposes. The information in this listing is not medical or professional advice, nor is it a guarantee or warranty of any test result or other procedure. NTSAD, therefore, assumes no liability for use of the information published in this directory by any recipient thereof. It is your responsibility to carefully review this and any appropriate medical information with your physician or genetic counselor before acting upon it for any purpose. This directory reflects only the information available at the time of its publication. If labs fail a quality control test, they are asked to take corrective action. If the labs that failed quality control proficiency testing are later retested and pass, this listing will be updated.
The following laboratories participated in the 2012 NTSAD International Tay-Sachs Carrier Testing Quality Control Program and passed for the sample types noted. This list may be used by physicians who are seeking laboratories or for consumers seeking testing. However, the contact information may not be relevant for consumer inquiries.** designates National Collection Centers
PennsylvaniaChildren’s Hospital of PittsburghBiochemical Genetics Lab45th & Penn. AvePittsburgh, PA 15201(412) 864-9887Sample: SerumUtahARUP Laboratories**Biochemical Genetics Laboratory500 Chipeta WaySalt Lake City, UT 84108(801) 583-2787 WisconsinUniversity of WI - MadisonBiochemical Genetics Lab 465 Henry MallMadison, WI 53706(608) 236-4619Sample: Serum
AustraliaRoyal North Shore HospitalLaboratory & Community GeneticsLevel 5, Main BlockSt. Leonards, NSW 2065(011) 61 29 926-8899Sample: Serum and LeukocyteCanadaAlberta Children’s HospitalBiochemical Genetics Laboratory2888 Shaganappi Trail NWCalgary, Alberta T3B 6A8(403) 955-7379Sample: SerumChildren’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC4500 Oak StreetBiochemical Genetics LaboratoryVancouver, British Columbia V6H 3N1(604) 875-2307Sample: Serum and LeukocyteHealth Sciences CentreDepartment of Clinical Biochemistry and Genetics820 Sherbrook StreetWinnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9(204) 787-4530Sample: Serum and Leukocyte Hospital for Sick Children555 University AvenueGenetic Metabolic Lab, Dept of PediatricsToronto, Ontario M5G 1X8(416) 831-6946Sample: Serum and LeukocyteMontreal Children’s HospitalBiochemical Genetics Laboratory 2300 Tupper StreetMontreal, Quebec H3H 1P3(514) 412-4400. x 22071Sample: Serum and LeukocyteSaint Justine Hospital, Genetique3715, Cote Ste CatherineMontreal, Quebec H3T 1C5(514) 345-4931 x 3273Sample: LeukocyteIsraelSheba Medical CenterGenetic InstituteTel HashomerRamat Gan, 52621(011) 97 23 530-2826Sample: Serum United Kingdom Guy’s HospitalGenetics Centre, 5th Floor, Guy’s TowerLondon, SE1 9RT(011) 44 207 188-2592Sample: Serum and Leukocyte
CaliforniaQuest Diagnostics Nichols Institute**33608 Ortega HighwaySan Juan Capistrano, CA 92675(800) 642-4657
Georgia Emory Genetics Laboratory2165 N. Decator Road, Room 207Decatur, GA 30033-5307(404) 778-8510Sample: Serum and LeukocyteIllinoisUniversity of Illinois HospitalBiochemical Genetics Lab912 S. Wood StreetChicago, IL 60612(312) 996-5326Sample: Serum and LeukocyteMaryland University of Maryland School of MedicineBiochemical Genetics Lab655 W. Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201(410) 706-2810Sample: Serum and LeukocyteMinnesotaMayo Clinic200 1st Street, SWBiochemical Genetics LaboratoryRochester, MN 55905(507) 266-1800Sample: Serum and LeukocyteNew MexicoEsoterix Genetic Laboratories LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LabCorp (formerly Genzyme Genetics)Genzyme Genetics Biochemistry Lab2000 Vivigen WaySanta Fe, NM 87505(505) 438-2211Physician Contact: (800) 848-4436Sample: Serum and LeukocyteNew YorkJacobi Medical Center (formerly Montefiore)Dept. of Pathology - Division of Genetics1400 Pelham Parkway SouthBronx, NY 10461(718) 918-7514 or 8811Patient Contact: (718) 405-8150Sample: Serum Kaleida HealthBuffalo General Hospital100 High StreetRobert Guthrie Biochemical & Molecular Genetics LabBuffalo, NY 14203(716) 859-7741Sample: LeukocyteMount Sinai School of MedicineDepartment of Genetics & Genomic Sciences LaboratoryAtran Laboratory Building1425 Madison Avenue Room AB2-32New York, NY 10029-6574(212) 659-6700Patient Contact: (212) 241-6947Sample: Serum and LeukocyteNew York State Institute for Basic Research Specialty Clinical Laboratory SCLDepartment of Human Genetics1050 Forest Hill RoadStaten Island, NY 10314(718) 494-5239Patient Contact: (718) 494-5126Sample: SerumNew York University School of Medicine400 East 34th StreetNeurogenetics LabNew York, NY 10016(212) 263- 6628Patient Contact: (212) 263 8344 or 5746Sample: Serum and LeukocyteNorth CarolinaLaboratory Corporation of America** Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology1912 Alexander DriveBiochemical GeneticsResearch Triangle Park, NC 27709(919) 361-7251Sample: Serum and Leukocyte
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