COVID19

The MORL is committed to providing outstanding and timely testing to enable you to care for your patients. During the COVID19 pandemic, MORL scientists are working in shifts to reduce exposure and promote physical distancing. We are therefore unable to keep all TATs but will prioritize sample analysis to ensure that needed results are available to you as soon as possible. If you have urgent need for specific results, please note this information on the requisition form and also email morl@uiowa.edu to leave a detailed explanation. Please provide your contact information so that we can contact you with questions.

OtoSCOPE
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complement testing

Ordering Genetic Hearing Loss Testing

Ordering Genetic Renal Panel Testing

Ordering Complement Functional Testing

OtoSCOPE provides comprehensive genetic testing for all genes implicated in non-syndromic hearing loss and many types of syndromic hearing loss. An Usher Syndrome Panel is also available. Genetic Renal Panel screens patients diagnosed with thrombotic microangiopathies and C3 glomerulopathy. The next-generation sequencing panel includes analysis of 12 genes for single nucleotide variants as well as MLPA, which identifies copy-number variations in the CFH-CFHR5 genomic region. Comprehensive complement testing includes quantitating complement proteins and their cleavage products, measuring complement activity, and screening for autoantibodies.

What does it mean to get your testing done at the MORL?

  • Your results are discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting.
  • Your testing is performed in the Clinical Division of the MORL by scientists who lead the world in the human genetics of deafness and complement-mediated renal diseases.
  • Our testing is the most comprehensive clinical testing available.