Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
GTR Test Accession: Help GTR000502861.4
CAP
INHERITED DISEASENERVOUS SYSTEM
Last updated in GTR: 2018-09-24
Last annual review date for the lab: 2021-10-14 Past due LinkOut
At a Glance
Diagnosis; Mutation Confirmation; Pre-symptomatic
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 1
Genes (1): Help
SOD1 (21q22.11)
Molecular Genetics - Sequence analysis of the entire coding region: Bi-directional Sanger Sequence Analysis
Individuals exhibiting symptoms consistent with ALS. The incidence of mutations …
The incidence of mutations in the SOD1 gene is 20% …
Establish or confirm diagnosis; Predictive risk information for patient and/or family members
Ordering Information
Offered by: Help
Center for Genetics at Saint Francis
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Test short name: Help
ALS
Specimen Source: Help
Who can order: Help
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Health Care Provider
  • Licensed Physician
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant
Test Order Code: Help
Lab contact: Help
Lynne Whetsell, BS, MB(ASCP), Administrator
lhwhetsell@saintfrancis.com
918-502-1730
Contact Policy: Help
Post-test email/phone consultation regarding genetic test results and interpretation is provided to patients/families.
Pre-test email/phone consultation regarding genetic test results and interpretation is provided to patients/families.
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1. Choose the desired test from the Test Directory.
2. Obtain information on the required specimen for the specific test from the Test Information page.
3. Fill out the necessary test requisition form and any other required forms from the Forms page.
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Order URL
Test service: Help
Clinical Testing/Confirmation of Mutations Identified Previously
Test development: Help
Test developed by laboratory (no manufacturer test name)
Informed consent required: Help
Based on applicable state law
Pre-test genetic counseling required: Help
No
Post-test genetic counseling required: Help
No
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Conditions Help
Total conditions: 1
Condition/Phenotype Identifier
Test Targets
Genes Help
Total genes: 1
Gene Associated Condition Germline or Somatic Allele (Lab-provided) Variant in NCBI
Methodology
Total methods: 1
Method Category Help
Test method Help
Instrument
Sequence analysis of the entire coding region
Bi-directional Sanger Sequence Analysis
Applied Biosystems 3130 Capillary Sequencing Instrument
Clinical Information
Test purpose: Help
Diagnosis; Mutation Confirmation; Pre-symptomatic
Clinical validity: Help
The incidence of mutations in the SOD1 gene is 20% in Familial ALS and 3% in sporadic ALS.
Clinical utility: Help
Establish or confirm diagnosis

Predictive risk information for patient and/or family members

Target population: Help
Individuals exhibiting symptoms consistent with ALS. The incidence of mutations in the SOD1 gene is 20% in Familial ALS and 3% in sporadic ALS. SOD1 testing is appropriate in any individual with ALS who has another affected family member or an incomplete family history,including the early death of a close … View more
Variant Interpretation:
What is the protocol for interpreting a variation as a VUS? Help
HGMD, Disease databases, and ClinVar used for classification. Recommend testing parents or other appropriate family members.

Are family members with defined clinical status recruited to assess significance of VUS without charge? Help
Yes.

Will the lab re-contact the ordering physician if variant interpretation changes? Help
Yes. Ordering physician or genetic counselor contacted and a revised report issued
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Technical Information
Test Procedure: Help
New sample/same method
Test Confirmation: Help
New sample/same method
Availability: Help
Tests performed
Entire test performed in-house
Analytical Validity: Help
Proficiency testing (PT):
Is proficiency testing performed for this test? Help
Yes

Method used for proficiency testing: Help
CAP Survey MGL3 for Sequencing Platform

PT Provider: Help
American College of Medical Genetics / College of American Pathologists, ACMG/CAP
VUS:
Software used to interpret novel variations Help
Polyphen and SIFT
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Regulatory Approval
FDA Review: Help
Category: FDA exercises enforcement discretion
Additional Information

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