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New Tests


March 2014


New tests are continually developed by the clinical and research laboratories of Mayo Clinic. These tests are subjected to an intense laboratory and clinical correlative process to ensure their diagnostic utility prior to their release.

Significant new test announcements are included with each Communiqué issue to provide both clinical and technical information in a single document.

The following tests are described in this month's Communiqué:

CDH1S / CDH1 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

  • Useful for: Confirmation of suspected clinical diagnosis of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, identification of familial CDH1 mutation to allow for predictive testing in family members ....more>>

CDH1K / CDH1 Gene, Known Mutation

  • Useful for: Diagnostic testing of individuals with suspected diagnosis of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer when a mutation in the CDH1 gene has been identified in an affected family member ...more>>

CHEKS / CHEK2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

  • Useful for: Evaluation for hereditary susceptibility to breast cancer or Li-Fraumeni-like syndrome ...more>>

CHEKK / CHEK2 Gene, Known Mutation

  • Useful for: Predictive testing for breast cancer susceptibility in which a point mutation or small insertion/deletion/duplication mutation in the CHEK2 gene has been identified in an affected family member ...more>>

HCYSS / Homocysteine, Total, Serum

  • Useful for: An aid for screening patients suspected of having an inherited disorder of methionine metabolism ...more>>

HPV / Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Detection with Genotyping, High Risk Types by PCR, ThinPrep

  • Useful for: Detection of high risk (HR) genotypes associated with the development of cervical cancer ...more>>

SHPV / Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Detection with Genotyping, High Risk Types by PCR, SurePath

  • Useful for: Detection of high risk (HR) genotypes associated with the development of cervical cancer ...more>>

LDLPL / LDL Particle Concentration NMR with Lipids, Plasma

  • Useful For: Assessment and management of a patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease and events ...more>>

NMRLS / LDL and HDL Particle Concentration NMR with Lipids, Plasma

  • Useful For: Assessment and management of a patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease and events ...more>>

OLITC / Oligosaccharidoses Screen, Fibroblasts

  • Useful For: Screening for possible oligosaccharidoses ...more>>

OLIWB / Oligosaccharidoses Screen, Leukocytes

  • Useful For: Screening for possible oligosaccharidoses ...more>>

70014 / Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL), TP63 (3q28) Rearrangement, FISH, Tissues

  • Useful For: Supporting the diagnosis of peripheral T-cell lymphoma when coordinated with a consultation by anatomic pathology ...more>>

SEMB / Semen Analysis with Strict Morphology

  • Useful For: Determining male fertility status ...more>>

MSTC1 / Strict Criteria Sperm Morphology for Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment, Semen

  • Useful For: Diagnosing male infertility ...more>>

 


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