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Test ID: LYZZ Lysozyme (LYZ) Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Useful For

Confirming a diagnosis of lysozyme (LYZ) gene-related familial visceral amyloidosis

Method Name

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by DNA Sequence Analysis

Reporting Name

LYZ Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type

Varies


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 Mayo Medical Laboratories for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube:

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

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient (preferred)
  Frozen 
  Refrigerated 

Clinical Information

The systemic amyloidoses are a number of disorders of varying etiology characterized by extracellular protein deposition. The most common form is an acquired amyloidosis secondary to multiple myeloma or monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) in which the amyloid is composed of immunoglobulin light chains. In addition to light chain amyloidosis, there are a number of acquired amyloidoses caused by the misfolding and precipitation of a wide variety of proteins. There are also hereditary forms of amyloidosis.

 

The hereditary amyloidoses comprise a group of autosomal dominant, late-onset diseases that show variable penetrance. A number of genes have been associated with hereditary forms of amyloidosis, including those that encode transthyretin, apolipoprotein AI, apolipoprotein AII, fibrinogen alpha chain, gelsolin, cystatin C and lysozyme. Apolipoprotein AI, apolipoprotein AII, lysozyme, and fibrinogen amyloidosis present as non-neuropathic systemic amyloidosis, with renal dysfunction being the most prevalent manifestation.

 

Lysozyme (LYZ) gene-related familial visceral amyloidosis presents clinically with significant renal impairment. The renal dysfunction occurs at an early age and, in the absence of treatment, results in renal failure. Other manifestations of LYZ-related familial visceral amyloidosis include gastrointestinal involvement, cardiac disease, Sicca syndrome, and propensity towards petechiae, hemorrhage and hematoma, including hepatic hemorrhage. The bleeding tendency associated with LYZ-related familial visceral amyloidosis has included rupture of abdominal lymph nodes. Neuropathy is not a feature of LYZ-related familial visceral amyloidosis.

 

Due to the clinical overlap between the acquired and hereditary forms, it is imperative to determine the specific type of amyloidosis in order to provide an accurate prognosis and consider appropriate therapeutic interventions. Tissue-based, laser capture tandem mass spectrometry might serve as a useful test preceding gene sequencing to better characterize the etiology of the amyloidosis, particularly in cases that are not clear clinically.

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Interpretation

All detected alterations are evaluated according to American College of Medical Genetics 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. Benson MD: The hereditary amyloidoses. Best Pract Res Clin Rhematol 2003;17:909-927

3. Benson MD: Ostertag revisited: The inherited systemic amyloidoses without neuropathy. Amyloid 2005;12(2):75-87

4. Shiller SM, Dogan A, Highsmith WE: Laboratory Methods for the Diagnosis of Hereditary Amyloidoses. In Amyloidosis-Mechanisms and Prospects for Therapy. Edited by S Sarantseva. InTech, 2011. pp 101-120

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

81479-Unlisted molecular pathology procedure

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LYZZ LYZ Gene, Full Gene Analysis In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
53078 Result Summary 50397-9
53079 Result In Process
53080 Interpretation 69047-9
53081 Additional Information 48767-8
53082 Specimen 31208-2
53083 Source 31208-2
53084 Released By 18771-6

Forms

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.

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Neurology Specialty Testing Client Test Request (T732) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/neurology-request-form.pdf)

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