COMTO - Overview: Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Genotype, Saliva

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Test ID: COMTO    
Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Genotype, Saliva

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Early identification of patients who may show cognitive improvement with treatment for schizophrenia; this is associated with the COMT*2/ COMT*2 genotype


Investigation of inhibitor dosing for decreasing L-dopa metabolism


Research use for assessing estrogen metabolism


Genotyping patients who prefer not to have venipuncture done

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.


Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with Allele-Specific Primer Extension (ASPE)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

COMT Genotype, Saliva

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Catechol O-methyltransferase
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