Test Catalog

Test ID: LRBA    
Lipopolysaccharide-Responsive Beige-Like Anchor Protein (LRBA) Deficiency, Blood

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

Aids in the diagnosis of lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) deficiency


This test is not useful for identifying a carrier status for LRBA deficiency.

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

The human lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor protein (LRBA) gene is on chromosome 4.


Assessment of 109 patients with LRBA deficiency has shown 93 homozygous and 16 compound heterozygous alterations in the gene.


Alterations in the LRBA gene have been observed throughout the length of the gene and include the following main categories: Nonsense; missense; insertions, deletions, indels, and splice site alterations.


The test determines the percentage and intensity of expression of lipopolysaccharide-responsive beige-like anchor (LRBA) protein on T cells and B cells in the peripheral blood.


It can be used as a screening step prior to genetic testing for LRBA; to confirm the finding of an established pathogenic alteration in LRBA at the protein level; and to examine the effect of reported genetic variants of undetermined significance (VUS) on LRBA protein expression.


It can help distinguish LRBA deficiency from conditions with overlapping clinical manifestations, including immune dysregulation and autoimmunity, such as immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX)-like syndromes; early onset hypogammaglobulinemia; common variable immune deficiency (CVID); inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); and autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS).

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Flow Cytometry

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

LRBA Deficiency, B

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

LPS-Responsive Beige-Like Anchor Protein
LRBA Deficiency