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Test Code VLCZ Very Long Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Full Gene Analysis

Useful For

Confirmation of a diagnosis of very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency

 

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

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Sequencing Analysis

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name

VLCAD Deficiency Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Forms:

1. Molecular Genetics: Biochemical Disorders Patient Information (T527) in Special Instructions

2. 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.

 

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

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: Blood spot

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 (Whatman Protein Saver 903 Paper; Ahlstrom 226 filter paper; or Blood Spot Collection Card, T493)

Collection Instructions:

1. An alternative blood collection option for a patient >1 year of age 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

 

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 Minimum Volume

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

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Varies

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Performed weekly; Varies

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

81406-ACADV (acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, very long chain) (eg, very long chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency), full gene sequence

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
VLCZ VLCAD Deficiency Full Gene Analysis In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
54041 Result Summary 50397-9
54042 Result In Process
54043 Interpretation In Process
54044 Additional Information 48767-8
54045 Specimen In Process
54046 Source 31208-2
54047 Released By No LOINC Needed