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Test Mnemonic C9ORF C9orf72 Hexanucleotide Repeat, Molecular Analysis

Useful For

Molecular confirmation of clinically suspected cases of c9FTD/ALS, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

 

Presymptomatic testing for individuals with a family history of c9FTD/ALS and a documented expansion in the C9orf72 gene

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

C9orf72, Molecular Analysis

Specimen Type

Varies


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 Mayo Medical Laboratories 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

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Reference Values

Normal alleles (reference):<20 GGGGCC repeats

Indeterminate alleles: 20-100 GGGGCC repeats

Pathogenic alleles: >100* GGGGCC repeats

 

*The exact cutoff for pathogenicity is currently undefined. Although additional studies are needed to confirm if 100 repeats is the cutoff for pathogenicity, most individuals affected with a C9orf72-related disorder have C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansions with hundreds to thousands of repeats.

 

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Tuesday; 10 a.m.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical 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

 

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
C9ORF C9orf72, Molecular Analysis In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
52852 Result Summary 50397-9
52853 Result 77635-1
52854 Interpretation 69047-9
52855 Reason for Referral 42349-1
52856 Specimen 31208-2
55158 Method 49549-9
52857 Source 31208-2
52858 Released By No LOINC Needed

Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576) is available in Special Instructions.

2. Molecular Genetics: Neurology Patient Information in Special Instructions

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf