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Test ID FGAZ Fibrinogen Alpha-Chain (FGA) Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Useful For

Confirming a diagnosis of fibrinogen alpha-chain (FGA) gene-related familial visceral amyloidosis

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by DNA Sequence Analysis

Reporting Name

FGA Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type

Varies


Shipping Instructions


Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of draw.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Performed weekly, Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

81479-Unlisted molecular pathology procedure

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FGAZ FGA Gene, Full Gene Analysis In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
53033 Result Summary 50397-9
53034 Result 82939-0
53035 Interpretation 69047-9
53036 Additional Information 48767-8
53037 Specimen 31208-2
53038 Source 31208-2
53039 Released By 18771-6

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions.