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SoundGene Panel
Test Code: SGNBSO
Synonyms/Keywords
​Hearing, Newborn, Sound
Useful For
​This panel identifies the most common causes of hearing loss. Includes Connexin 26, Connexin 30, Mitochondrial Conditions, Pendred Syndrome and Cytomegalovirus.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Whole Blood

​SoundGene Kit StepOne® filter paper, with no anticoagulant

 

​Fill each of the 4 circles on the filter paper with a single, free-flowing drop of blood
Collection Processing Instructions

​ATTENTION: Genetics consultation needed for this testing. Please contact the Marshfeild Clinic Genetics department at 715-221-7400 to obtain SoundGene testing Kit.
Test is only available to Marshfield Campus, St. Joseph's Hospital and Mfld Labs Regional Centers

TIMING: The sample should be collected at the same time as the state mandated screening specimen. The ideal time is between 24-48 hours of age, as close to 48 hours as possible. If discharged before 24 hours of age, a repeat specimen should be collected at 48 hours of age. Critically ill infants should be screen by 48 hours of age. A pre-transfusion specimen is essential; if this is not possible, obtain one specimen at 24-48 hours of age and a repeat specimen 3 days after the last transfusion. Screen can be done on patient of any age.

TECHNIQUE: Use the standard skin preparation process. Fill each of the 4 circles on the filter paper with a single, free-flowing drop of blood. Do not layer successive drops. Appy blood to only one side of the filter paper. Make sure the blood has saturated through to the back of the filter paper. Only whole blood is acceptable WITHOUT anticoagulant.

HANDLING: Air dry on a flat surface in a cool dark area away from heat and light for 3-4 hours. Do not stack, or allow the blood spots to touch other surfaces during the drying process. Ship promptly at ambient temperature. If unable to ship immediately, store overnight at room temperature; if over a weekend store refrigerated or store in a plastic bag in the freezer.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Whole blood on StepOne® filter paper ​ ​If specimens cannot be sent for analysis immediately, store them in a plastic bag in a freezer (preferably) or a refrigerator.
Rejection Criteria
Improperly collected filter circles (underfilled, layered, clotted, etc...) are causes for rejection
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc. ​Varies ​   3-5 days
PCR and Allele Specific Hybridization
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc. ​Interpretive report
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87496 ​1 ​CMV
​81479 ​1 ​Gene Testing
Synonyms/Keywords
​Hearing, Newborn, Sound
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​SoundGene Panel (Marshfield Medical Center USE ONLY)
​Cerner ​None
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Whole Blood

​SoundGene Kit StepOne® filter paper, with no anticoagulant

 

​Fill each of the 4 circles on the filter paper with a single, free-flowing drop of blood
Collection Processing Instructions

​ATTENTION: Genetics consultation needed for this testing. Please contact the Marshfeild Clinic Genetics department at 715-221-7400 to obtain SoundGene testing Kit.
Test is only available to Marshfield Campus, St. Joseph's Hospital and Mfld Labs Regional Centers

TIMING: The sample should be collected at the same time as the state mandated screening specimen. The ideal time is between 24-48 hours of age, as close to 48 hours as possible. If discharged before 24 hours of age, a repeat specimen should be collected at 48 hours of age. Critically ill infants should be screen by 48 hours of age. A pre-transfusion specimen is essential; if this is not possible, obtain one specimen at 24-48 hours of age and a repeat specimen 3 days after the last transfusion. Screen can be done on patient of any age.

TECHNIQUE: Use the standard skin preparation process. Fill each of the 4 circles on the filter paper with a single, free-flowing drop of blood. Do not layer successive drops. Appy blood to only one side of the filter paper. Make sure the blood has saturated through to the back of the filter paper. Only whole blood is acceptable WITHOUT anticoagulant.

HANDLING: Air dry on a flat surface in a cool dark area away from heat and light for 3-4 hours. Do not stack, or allow the blood spots to touch other surfaces during the drying process. Ship promptly at ambient temperature. If unable to ship immediately, store overnight at room temperature; if over a weekend store refrigerated or store in a plastic bag in the freezer.

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature
Whole blood on StepOne® filter paper ​ ​If specimens cannot be sent for analysis immediately, store them in a plastic bag in a freezer (preferably) or a refrigerator.
Rejection Criteria
Improperly collected filter circles (underfilled, layered, clotted, etc...) are causes for rejection
Useful For
​This panel identifies the most common causes of hearing loss. Includes Connexin 26, Connexin 30, Mitochondrial Conditions, Pendred Syndrome and Cytomegalovirus.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc. ​Interpretive report
For more information visit:
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​PerkinElmer Genetics, Inc. ​Varies ​   3-5 days
PCR and Allele Specific Hybridization
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87496 ​1 ​CMV
​81479 ​1 ​Gene Testing
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.