CANP - Overview: Canavan Disease, Mutation Analysis, ASPA

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Test Name

Test ID: CANP    
Canavan Disease, Mutation Analysis, ASPA

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

Carrier testing for Canavan disease in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

 

Prenatal diagnosis of Canavan disease in at-risk pregnancies

 

Confirmation of a suspected clinical diagnosis of Canavan disease in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry

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

Mutations tested for include E285A, Y231X (C->A), 433(-2)A->G, and A305E.

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

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CULFBFibroblast Culture for Genetic TestYesNo
CULAFAmniotic Fluid Culture/Genetic TestYesNo
MATCCMaternal Cell Contamination, BYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For prenatal specimens only: If amniotic fluid (nonconfluent cultured cells) is received, amniotic fluid culture/genetic test will be added and charged separately. If chorionic villus specimen (nonconfluent cultured cells) is received, fibroblast culture for genetic test will be added and charged separately. For any prenatal specimen that is received, maternal cell contamination studies will be added.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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

Conditional

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

Canavan Disease, Mutation Analysis

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

CANW
ASPA