ARSAZ - Overview: ARSA Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: ARSAZ    
ARSA Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Second-tier test for confirming a diagnosis of metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) based on clinical findings and low ARSA activity levels

 

Carrier testing when there is a family history of MLD, but disease-causing mutations have not been previously identified

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
CULFBFibroblast 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.)

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

Yes

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

ARSA Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Arylsulfatase A
Arylsulfatase A Deficiency
Leukodystrophy
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy
MLD
ARSAS