Test Catalog

Test Id : DCMGP

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Multi-Gene Panel, Next-Generation Sequencing, Blood

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

Providing a comprehensive genetic evaluation for patients with a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

 

Establishing a diagnosis of a hereditary DCM, and in some cases, allowing for appropriate management and surveillance for disease features based on the gene involved

 

Identifying a pathogenic variant within a gene known to be associated with disease features that allows for predictive testing of at-risk family members

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

This test uses next-generation sequencing to test for variants in the ABCC9, ACTC1, ACTN2, ANKRD1, CRYAB, CSRP3, DES, LAMA4, LAMP2, LDB3, LMNA, MYBPC3, MYH6, MYH7, MYPN, NEXN, PLN, RAF1, RBM20, SCN5A, SGCD, TAZ, TCAP, TNNC1, TNNI3, TNNT2, TPM1, TTN (excluding the following genomic regions: Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523879-179524002 and Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523712-179523835), TTR, and VCL genes.

 

This test uses Sanger sequencing to test for variants in certain exons of the following genes:

MYH6 exon 26

MYH7 exon 27

 

Identification of a pathogenic variant may assist with prognosis, clinical management, familial screening, and genetic counseling.

 

Prior Authorization is available for this assay.

Special Instructions
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Method Name
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Custom Sequence Capture and Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing followed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and supplemental Sanger Sequencing

NY State Available
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Yes

Reporting Name
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy Panel, B

Aliases
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Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

DCM

ABCC9

ACTC1

ACTN2

ANKRD1

CRYAB

CSRP3

DES

LAMA4

LAMP2

LDB3

LMNA

MYBPC3

MYH6

MYH7

MYPN

NEXN

PLN

RAF1

RBM20

SCN5A

SGCD

TAZ

TCAP

TNNC1

TNNI3

TNNT2

TPM1

TTN

TTR

VCL

Next Gen Sequencing Test

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Ordering Guidance

Necessary Information

1. Hereditary Cardiomyopathies and Arrhythmias: Patient Information (T725) is strongly recommended, but not required, to be filled out and sent with the specimen. This information aids in providing a more thorough interpretation of test results. Ordering providers are strongly encouraged to complete the form and send it with the specimen.

2. Include physician name and phone number with specimen.

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

Specimen Required
Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

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.

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Special Instructions
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Forms

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:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (Spanish) (T826)

2. Dilated Cardiomyopathy Multi-Gene Panel Prior Authorization Ordering Instructions

3. Hereditary Cardiomyopathies and Arrhythmias: Patient Information (T725) is recommended

4. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Cardiovascular Test Request Form (T724) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume
Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

Reject Due To
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All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Ambient (preferred)
Refrigerated

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

Providing a comprehensive genetic evaluation for patients with a personal or family history suggestive of hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)

 

Establishing a diagnosis of a hereditary DCM, and in some cases, allowing for appropriate management and surveillance for disease features based on the gene involved

 

Identifying a pathogenic variant within a gene known to be associated with disease features that allows for predictive testing of at-risk family members

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

This test uses next-generation sequencing to test for variants in the ABCC9, ACTC1, ACTN2, ANKRD1, CRYAB, CSRP3, DES, LAMA4, LAMP2, LDB3, LMNA, MYBPC3, MYH6, MYH7, MYPN, NEXN, PLN, RAF1, RBM20, SCN5A, SGCD, TAZ, TCAP, TNNC1, TNNI3, TNNT2, TPM1, TTN (excluding the following genomic regions: Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523879-179524002 and Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523712-179523835), TTR, and VCL genes.

 

This test uses Sanger sequencing to test for variants in certain exons of the following genes:

MYH6 exon 26

MYH7 exon 27

 

Identification of a pathogenic variant may assist with prognosis, clinical management, familial screening, and genetic counseling.

 

Prior Authorization is available for this assay.

Clinical Information
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The cardiomyopathies are a group of disorders characterized by disease of the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy can be caused by inherited, genetic factors, or by nongenetic (acquired) causes such as infection or trauma. When the presence or severity of the cardiomyopathy observed in a patient cannot be explained by acquired causes, genetic testing for the inherited forms of cardiomyopathy may be considered. Overall, the cardiomyopathies are some of the most common genetic disorders. The inherited forms of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, and left ventricular noncompaction.

 

DCM is established by the presence of left ventricular enlargement and systolic dysfunction. DCM may present with heart failure with symptoms of congestion, arrhythmias and conduction system disease, or thromboembolic disease (stroke). The most recent estimates of the incidence of DCM suggest that the condition affects approximately 1 in every 250 people. These estimates are higher than originally reported due to subclinical phenotypes and underdiagnosis. After exclusion of nongenetic causes such as ischemic injury, DCM is traditionally referred to as "idiopathic" dilated cardiomyopathy. Approximately 20% to 50% of individuals with idiopathic DCM may have an identifiable genetic cause for their disease. Families with 2 or more affected individuals are diagnosed with familial DCM.

 

The majority of familial DCM is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner; however, autosomal recessive and X-linked forms have also been reported. At least 28 genes have been reported in association with DCM, including genes encoding the cardiac sarcomere and other proteins involved in proteins responsible for cardiac muscle contraction. Some genes associated with DCM also cause other forms of hereditary cardiomyopathy, cardiac channelopathies, skeletal myopathies, or metabolic defects. See table for details regarding the genes tested by this panel and associated diseases.

 

Genes included in this gene panel

Gene

Protein

Inheritance

Disease association

ABCC9

ATP-Binding cassette, subfamily C, member 9

AD

DCM, Cantu syndrome

ACTC1

Actin, alpha, cardiac muscle

AD

CHD, DCM, HCM, LVNC

ACTN2

Actinin, alpha-2

AD

DCM, HCM

ANKRD1

Ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein 1

AD

HCM, DCM

CRYAB

Crystallin, alpha-B

AD, AR

DCM, myofibrillar myopathy

CSRP3

Cysteine-and glycine-rich

protein 3

AD

HCM, DCM

DES

Desmin

AD, AR

DCM, ARVC, myofibrillar myopathy, RCM with AV block, neurogenic scapuloperoneal syndrome Kaeser type, LGMD

LAMA4

Laminin, alpha-4

AD

DCM

LAMP2

Lysosome-associated membrane protein 2

X-linked

Danon disease

LDB3

LIM domain-binding 3

AD

DCM, LVNC, myofibrillar myopathy

LMNA

Lamin A/C

AD, AR

DCM, EMD, LGMD, congenital muscular dystrophy (see OMIM for full listing)

MYBPC3

Myosin-binding protein-C, cardiac

AD

HCM, DCM

MYH6

Myosin, heavy chain 6, cardiac muscle, alpha

 

HCM, DCM

MYH7

Myosin, heavy chain 7, cardiac muscle, beta

AD

HCM, DCM, LVNC, myopathy

MYPN

Myopalladin

AD

HCM, DCM

NEXN

Nexilin

AD

HCM, DCM

PLN

Phospholamban

AD

HCM, DCM

RAF1

V-raf-1 murine leukemia viral oncogene homolog 1

AD

Noonan/multiple lentigines syndrome, DCM

RBM20

RNA-binding motif protein 20

AD

DCM

SCN5A

Sodium channel, voltage gated, type V, alpha subunit

AD

Brugada syndrome, DCM, Heart block, LQTS, SSS, SIDS

SGCD

Sarcoglycan, delta

AD, AR

DCM, LGMD

TAZ

Tafazzin

X-linked

Barth syndrome, LVNC, DCM

TCAP

Titin-CAP (Telethonin)

AD, AR

HCM, DCM, LGMD

TNNC1

Troponin C, slow

AD

HCM, DCM

TNNI3

Troponin I, cardiac

AD, AR

DCM, HCM, RCM

TNNT2

Troponin T2, cardiac

AD

HCM, DCM, RCM, LVNC

TPM1

Tropomyosin 1

AD

HCM, DCM, LVNC

TTN

Titin

AD, AR

HCM, DCM, ARVC myopathy

TTR

Transthyretin

AD

Transthyretin-related amyloidosis

VCL

Vinculin

AD

HCM, DCM

 

Abbreviations: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC), restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD), Emory muscular dystrophy (EMD), congenital heart defects (CHD), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), long QT syndrome (LQTS), sick sinus syndrome (SSS), autosomal dominant (AD), autosomal recessive (AR)

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

An interpretive report will be provided. 

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Evaluation and categorization of variants is performed using the most recent published American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recommendations as a guideline.(1) Variants are classified based on known, predicted, or possible pathogenicity and reported with interpretive comments detailing their potential or known significance.

 

Multiple in silico evaluation tools may be used to assist in the interpretation of these results. The accuracy of predictions made by in silico evaluation tools is highly dependent upon the data available for a given gene, and predictions made by these tools may change over time. Results from in silico evaluation tools should be interpreted with caution and professional clinical judgment.

Cautions
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Clinical Correlations:

Some individuals who have involvement of 1 or more of the genes on the panel may have a variant that is not identified by the methods performed (eg, promoter variants, deep intronic variants). The absence of a variant, therefore, does not eliminate the possibility of a hereditary dilated cardiomyopathy (DMC) or a related disorder.

 

Test results should be interpreted in context of clinical findings, family history, and other laboratory data. Misinterpretation of results may occur if the information provided is inaccurate or incomplete.

 

If testing was performed because of a family history of hereditary DMC or a related disorder, it is often useful to first test an affected family member. Identification of a pathogenic variant in an affected individual allows for more informative testing of at-risk individuals.

 

Technical Limitations:

Next-generation sequencing may not detect all types of genetic variants. Additionally, rare alterations (ie, polymorphisms) may be present that could lead to false-negative or false-positive results. If results do not match clinical findings, consider alternative methods for analyzing these genes, such as Sanger sequencing or large deletion/duplication analysis. If the patient has had an allogeneic blood or marrow transplant or a recent (ie, less than 6 weeks from time of sample collection) heterologous blood transfusion, results may be inaccurate due to the presence of donor DNA.

 

Reclassification of Variants Policy:

At this time, it is not standard practice for the laboratory to systematically review likely pathogenic variants or variants of uncertain significance that are detected and reported. The laboratory encourages health care providers to contact the laboratory at any time to learn how the status of a particular variant may have changed over time. Consultation with a genetics professional should be considered for interpretation of this result.

 

A list of benign and likely benign variants detected for this patient is available from the laboratory upon request.

 

Contact the laboratory if additional information is required regarding the transcript or human genome assembly used for the analysis of this patient's results.

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

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. Hershberger RE, Morales A: Dilated cardiomyopathy overview. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al, eds. GeneReviews [Internet]. University of Washington, Seattle; 2007. Updated July 29, 2021. Accessed September 21, 2021. Available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1309/

3. Hunt SA, Abraham WT, Chin MH, et al: ACC/AHA 2005 guideline update for the diagnosis and management of chronic heart failure in the adult. Circulation. 2005;112:e154-e235

4. Callis TE, Jensen BC, Weck KE, Willis MS: Evolving molecular diagnostics for familial cardiomyopathies: at the heart of it all. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2010 April;10:3:329-351

5. Herman DS, Lam L, Taylor MR, et al: Truncations of titin causing dilated cardiomyopathy. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(7):619-628

6. Dhandapany PS, Razzaque MA, Muthusami U, et al: RAF1 mutations in childhood-onset dilated cardiomyopathy. Nat Genet. 2014;46(6):635-639

7. Ackerman M, Priori SG, Willems S, et al: HRS/EHRA expert consensus statement on the state of genetic testing for the channelopathies and cardiomyopathies. Heart Rhythm. 2011;8:1308-1339

Special Instructions
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Method Description
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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is performed using an Illumina instrument with paired-end reads. The DNA is prepared for NGS using a custom Agilent SureSelect Target Enrichment System. Data is analyzed with a bioinformatics software pipeline. Supplemental and/or confirmatory Sanger sequencing is performed when necessary.(Unpublished Mayo method)

 

The following genes are evaluated in this multigene panel: ABCC9, ACTC1, ACTN2, ANKRD1, CRYAB, CSRP3, DES, LAMA4, LAMP2, LDB3, LMNA, MYBPC3, MYH6, MYH7, MYPN, NEXN, PLN, RAF1, RBM20, SCN5A, SGCD, TAZ, TCAP, TNNC1, TNNI3, TNNT2, TPM1, TTN (excluding the following genomic regions: Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523879-179524002 and Chr2(GRCh37):g. 179523712-179523835), TTR, and VCL.

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Monday

Report Available
The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

4 to 6 weeks after prior authorization approved

Specimen Retention Time
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Extracted DNA: 2 months

Performing Laboratory Location
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Rochester

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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 US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information
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CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

81439

Prior Authorization
Prior Authorization may be required by your insurance carrier.

Insurance preauthorization is available for this testing; forms are available.

 

Patient financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. Patients who receive a bill from Mayo Clinic Laboratories will receive information on eligibility and how to apply.

LOINC® Information
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
DCMGP Dilated Cardiomyopathy Panel, B In Process
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
36811 Gene(s) Evaluated 48018-6
36812 Result Summary 50397-9
36813 Result Details 82939-0
36814 Interpretation 69047-9
36947 Additional Information 48767-8
36948 Method 85069-3
36949 Disclaimer 62364-5
36815 Reviewed by 18771-6

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