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Test ID: STER    
Sterols, Plasma

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

Investigation of possible desmosterolosis (desmosterol reductase deficiency), cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, lathosterolosis, sitosterolemia, sterol C4 methyl oxidase deficiency, MEND (male EBP disorder with neurologic defects) syndrome, and X-linked chondrodysplasia punctata 2

Highlights

This is a screening test for disorders of cholesterol biosynthesis including desmosterolosis, lathosterolosis, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, sitosterolemia, sterol C4 methyl oxidase deficiency, and EBP gene disorders (X-linked dominant chondrodysplasia punctata type 2 and MEND [male EBP disorder with neurologic defects]syndrome).

 

Multiple analytes including but not limited to 7-dehydrocholesterol, 8-dehydrocholesterol, desmosterol, lathosterol, campesterol, sitosterol, and cholestanol are included in this test.

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

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)

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

Yes

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

Sterols, P

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

Campesterol
Desmosterol
Desmosterolosis
Lathosterol
Phytosterolemia
Phytosterols
Sitosterol
Sitosterolemia
Tendinous Xanthomatosis
MEND
CDPX2
SC4MOL
Cholestanol
Dimethylsterol
Methylsterol