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Test ID: FLGA    
FLG Gene, Mutation Analysis

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

Conditional

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

Genetic diagnosis of ichthyosis vulgaris for clinical management, risk assessment for atopic diseases and atopic disease-associated asthma, and genetic counseling for family members

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct test or proper submission of the test request

This test identifies 2 common mutations (R501X and 2282del4) in the FLG gene that cause ichthyosis vulgaris.

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
FBCFibroblast Culture for Genetic TestYesNo

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

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

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) Followed by DNA Sequence Analysis

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

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

FLG Gene, Mutation Analysis

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

Ichthyosis vulgrais
Ichthyosis simplex
Filaggrin
Atopic disease
Atopic dermatitis
Filament aggregating protein
Profilagrin
FLG