The Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory (CDL) is housed in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  The CDL offers diagnostic testing for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), several forms of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), and select other connective tissue disorders.  We also provide consultation for clinicians and families with questions on these rare disorders, review x-rays and clinical history,  and offer research testing and enrollment in research studies.

WHAT'S NEW AT THE COLLAGEN LAB

The Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory has expanded our test menu to include genomic sequencing of COL5A1 and COL5A2 for the classical type of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS types I and II) and TGFB3 for Familial Aneurysm Syndrome.  We are also pleased to announce comprehensive genetic testing for Alport Syndrome:  a panel that includes the COL4A3, COL4A4, and COL4A5 genes as well as single gene testing of COL4A5 for X-Linked Alport Syndrome.  For more information select the disease name under Available Tests.

In the event a patient is not able to afford testing (or insurance is billed and denies coverage) the Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory offers several options through University of Washington Physicians (UWP), including a monthly payment plan, full pay discounts, and charity care options.  Please see Billing FAQ's for more information.

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