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Test ID: HSPP Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Neuropathy Panel by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), Varies

Useful For

Diagnosis of hereditary spastic paraplegia with neuropathy associated with known causal genes


Second-tier testing for patients in whom previous targeted gene mutation analyses for specific inherited hereditary spastic paraplegia-related genes were negative


Identifying mutations within genes known to be associated with hereditary spastic paraplegia, allowing for predictive testing of at-risk family members

Method Name

Custom Sequence Capture and Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Followed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Sanger Sequencing when appropriate

Reporting Name

Spastic Paraplegia Neuropathy Panel

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

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.

Additional Information:

1. To ensure minimum volume and concentration of DNA is met, the preferred volume of blood must be submitted. Testing may be canceled if DNA requirements are inadequate.

2. Prior Authorization is available for this test. Submit the required form with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Clinical Information

Inherited peripheral neuropathies are a relatively common diverse group of disorders with heterogeneous genetic causes. Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is characterized by progressive lower extremity weakness and spasticity, and may present with prominent peripheral neuropathy as one of the complicated forms, also known as hereditary motor sensory neuropathy 5 (HMSN 5). The complicated forms are associated with a variety of other neurological systemic abnormalities and usually follow an autosomal recessive inheritance pattern. The uncomplicated or pure form presents with lower limb weakness and spasticity, and is predominantly characterized by an autosomal dominant inheritance pattern.


Given the considerable phenotypic and genetic heterogeneity of HSP, a comprehensive diagnostic genetic test is useful to establish the genetic cause in this HSP with neuropathy.


See Targeted Genes Interrogated by Spastic Paraplegia Neuropathy Panel in Special Instructions for details regarding the targeted genes identified by this test.

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.


All detected alterations are evaluated according to American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommendations.(1) Variants are 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. Klein CJ, Duan X, Shy ME: Inherited neuropathies: Clinical overview and update. Muscle Nerve 2013:48(4):604-622

3. Finsterer J, Loscher W, Quasthoff S, et al: Hereditary spastic paraplegias with autosomal dominant, recessive, X-linked, or maternal trait of inheritance. J Neurol Sci 2012 Jul:318(1-2):1-18

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Performed weekly, Varies

Analytic Time

10 weeks

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HSPP Spastic Paraplegia Neuropathy Panel In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
38223 Result Summary 50397-9
38224 Result 35474-6
38225 Interpretation 69047-9
38226 Additional Information 48767-8
38227 Specimen 31208-2
38228 Source 31208-2
38229 Released By 18771-6

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.

Testing Algorithm

See Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathies Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions


1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Neurology Patient Information in Special Instructions.

3. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Neuropathy Panel by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Prior Authorization Ordering Instructions in Special Instructions.

4. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen.

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