SLC1B - Overview: Solute Carrier Organic Anion Transporter Family Member 1B1 (SLCO1B1) Genotype, Statin, Blood

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Test Name

Test ID: SLC1B    
Solute Carrier Organic Anion Transporter Family Member 1B1 (SLCO1B1) Genotype, Statin, Blood

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

Aiding risk prediction for statin-associated myopathy in patients beginning statin therapy, especially simvastatin therapy, in whole blood specimens


Determining a potential genetic effect related to statin intolerance in patients with statin-associated myopathy, especially related to simvastatin

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

This is a pharmacogenomics test for the SLCO1B1 *5 (c.521T>C, p.V174A; rs4149056) allele. Presence of the *5 allele is associated with an increased risk for simvastatin-associated myopathy.

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


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) 5'-Nuclease End-Point Allelic Discrimination Analysis

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

SLCO1B1 Genotype, Statin, B

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