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Test ID: CTRCZ CTRC Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Useful For

Identification of gene mutations contributing to pancreatitis in an individual or family


Identification of gene mutations to allow for predictive/diagnostic testing in family members

Method Name

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification followed by DNA sequencing.

Reporting Name

CTRC Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of draw.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Specimen Type: Whole blood


Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Minimum Volume

Blood: 1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Clinical Information

Mutations in several genes, including PRSS1, CFTR, CTRC, and SPINK1 have demonstrated genetic susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis. Disease susceptibility may be monogenic, as is the case with PRSS1, digenic, or multigenic, and multifactorial in which multiple genes and environmental factors play a role in disease expression.


The most common monogenic cause of hereditary pancreatitis, in which a single gene mutation confers major risk susceptibility to chronic pancreatitis, is the presence of a mutation in the PRSS1 gene. However, mutations in CTRC have also been observed in individuals with chronic pancreatitis in association with other risk factors such as mutations in CFTR or SPINK1 or specific environmental risk factors. Thus, in some cases, chronic pancreatitis may be attributable to the presence of CTRC mutations in the context of other risk factors as opposed to CTRC mutations alone.


Genetic testing for all 4 pancreatitis susceptibility genes, including CTRC, is available by ordering HPPAN / Hereditary Pancreatitis Panel.

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.


All detected alterations will be evaluated according to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (AMCG) recommendations.(1) Variants will be classified based on known, predicted, or possible pathogenicity and reported with interpretive comments detailing their potential or known significance.

Clinical Reference

1. Richards S, Aziz N, Bale S, et al: Standards and guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology. Genet Med 2015 May;17(5):405-424

2. Teich N, Mossner J: Hereditary chronic pancreatitis. Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 2008;22(1):115-130

3. Solomon S, Whitcomb DC: Genetics of pancreatitis: an update for clinicians and genetic counselors. Curr Gastroenterol Rep 2012;14(2):112-117

4. Ellis I: Genetic counseling for hereditary pancreatitis-the role of molecular genetics testing for the cationic trypsinogen gene, cystic fibrosis and serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 1. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2004;33:839-854

5. LaRusch J, Solomon S, Whitcomb DC. Pancreatitis Overview. 2014 Mar 13. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews (Internet). Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2014. Available from:

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Performed weekly; Varies

Analytic Time

14 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CTRCZ CTRC Gene, Full Gene Analysis In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
52436 Result Summary 50397-9
52437 Result 82939-0
52438 Interpretation 69047-9
52439 Additional Information 48767-8
52440 Specimen 31208-2
52441 Source 31208-2
52442 Released By 18771-6


1. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions

2. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576) is available in Special Instructions.

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