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Test ID GBAZ Gaucher Disease, Full Gene Analysis, Varies

Useful For

Confirmation of a diagnosis of Gaucher disease

 

Carrier screening in cases where there is a family history of Gaucher disease, but an affected individual is not available for testing or disease-causing alterations have not been identified

Genetics Test Information

Testing includes full gene sequencing of the GBA gene.

 

Risk alleles for Parkinson disease with no known beta-glucocerebrosidase enzyme reduction or Gaucher disease association will only be reported in patients over 18 years old unless otherwise requested.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
CULFB Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Test Yes No

Testing Algorithm

If skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture will be added and charged separately.

 

See Newborn Screen Follow-up for Gaucher Disease in Special Instructions.

 

For more information, see Newborn Screening Act Sheet Gaucher Disease: Decreased Acid Beta-Glucosidase in Special Instructions.

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) followed by DNA Sequencing

Reporting Name

Gaucher Disease, Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type

Varies


Advisory Information


This is not the preferred genetic test for carrier screening or diagnosis in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. For these situations, order GAUP / Gaucher Disease, Mutation Analysis, GBA, Varies.

 

For diagnostic testing in potentially affected individuals, enzyme testing should be performed prior to molecular genetic analysis. Order GBAW / Beta-Glucosidase, Leukocytes.

 

For ongoing therapeutic monitoring, order GPSY / Glucopsychosine, Blood Spot.



Shipping Instructions


Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.



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.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

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 Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Cultured fibroblasts

Container/Tube: T-75 or T-25 flask

Specimen Volume: 1 Full T-75 or 2 full T-25 flasks

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated <24 hours

 

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

Supplies: Fibroblast Biopsy Transport Media (T115)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with any standard cell culture media (eg, minimal essential media, RPMI 1640). The solution should be supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin.

Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

 

Specimen Type: Blood spot

Supplies: Card - Blood Spot Collection (Filter Paper) (T493)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Collection card (Whatman Protein Saver 903 Paper)

Acceptable: Ahlstrom 226 filter paper, or Blood Spot Collection Card (T493)

Specimen Volume: 2 to 5 Blood Spots on collection card

Collection Instructions:

1. An alternative blood collection option for a patient older than 1 year is finger stick.

2. Let blood dry on the filter paper at ambient temperature in a horizontal position for 3 hours.

3. Do not expose specimen to heat or direct sunlight.

4. Do not stack wet specimens.

5. Keep specimen dry

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

Additional Information:

1. For collection instructions, see Blood Spot Collection Instructions in Special Instructions.

2. For collection instructions in Spanish, see Blood Spot Collection Card-Spanish Instructions (T777) in Special Instructions.

3. For collection instructions in Chinese, see Blood Spot Collection Card-Chinese Instructions (T800) in Special Instructions.


Specimen Minimum Volume

Blood: 1 mL
Blood Spots: 5 punches, 3-mm diameter

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Performed weekly, varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

81479-Unlisted molecular pathology procedure code

88233-Tissue culture, skin, or solid tissue biopsy (if appropriate)

88240-Cryopreservation (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GBAZ Gaucher Disease, Full Gene Analysis 94230-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
53477 Result Summary 50397-9
53478 Result 82939-0
53479 Interpretation 69047-9
53480 Additional Information 48767-8
53481 Specimen 31208-2
53482 Source 31208-2
53483 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

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send an Inborn Errors of Metabolism Test Request (T798) with the specimen.