Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Mutations


Reference Range

Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by recurrent bouts of fever and peritonitis, sometimes with pleuritis, skin lesions, arthritis, and, very rarely, pericarditis. Renal amyloidosis may develop, sometimes leading to renal failure. People with genetic origins in the Mediterranean basin are most commonly affected.

Special Requirements

Results released on Mon. & Thu. Collect in EDTA vacutainer tube. Avoid contamination with DNA of phlebotomist. Avoid Haemolysed samples. Do not freeze samples. Send tube unopened.

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