Test Catalog

Test ID: IBDGP    
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Primary Immunodeficiency (PID) Panel, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For skin biopsy or cultured fibroblast specimens, fibroblast culture and cryopreservation testing will be performed at an additional charge. If viable cells are not obtained, the client will be notified.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

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Advisory Information

For adjunctive testing designed to differentiate between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, order IBDP / Inflammatory Bowel Disease Serology Panel, Serum.

 

If chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is suspected, consider also ordering DHR / Dihydrorhodamine (DHR) Flow Cytometric Test, Blood.

 

This panel has limited utility in patients who present with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in adulthood and respond well to conventional therapy.

 

Targeted testing for familial variants (also called site-specific or known mutation testing) is available for the genes on this panel. See:

-KVAR1 / Known Variant Analysis-1 Variant, Varies

-KVAR2 / Known Variant Analysis-2 Variants, Varies

-KVAR3 / Known Variant Analysis-3+ Variants, Varies

 

Call 800-533-1710 to confirm the appropriate test for targeted testing.

Necessary Information

1. Primary Immunodeficiencies Patient Information (T791) is required. See Special Instructions.

Note: Testing may proceed without the Patient Information however it aids in providing a more thorough interpretation. Ordering physicians are strongly encouraged to fill out the form.

2. Include physician name and phone number with 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 or a recent (ie, <6 weeks from time of sample collection) heterologous blood transfusion will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred) 4 days/Refrigerated 14 days

 

Specimen Type: Blood spot

Supplies: Card-Blood Spot Collection Filter Paper (T493)

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Collection card (Whatman Protein Saver 903 Paper)

Acceptable: Whatman FTA Classic paper, Ahlstrom 226 filter paper, or Blood Spot Collection Card (T493)

Specimen Volume: 2 to 5 blood spots on collection card

Collection Instructions:

1. An alternative blood collection option for a patient <1 year of age is finger stick.

2. Let blood dry on the filter paper at ambient temperature in a horizontal position for 3 hours.

3. Do not expose specimen to heat or direct sunlight.

4. Do not stack wet specimens.

5. Keep specimen dry.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)

Container/Tube: Cell pellet

Collection Instructions: Send as a suspension in freezing medium or cell pellet frozen on dry ice.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen

 

Specimen Type: Cultured fibroblasts

Container/Tube: T-75 or T-25 flask

Specimen Volume: 1 Full T-75 or 2 full T-25 flasks

Additional Information: Indicate the tests to be performed on the fibroblast culture cells. A separate culture charge will be assessed under FIBR / Fibroblast Culture. An additional 3 weeks is required to culture fibroblasts before genetic testing can occur.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated <24 hours

 

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

Supplies: Fibroblast Biopsy Transport Media (T115)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with any standard cell culture media (eg, minimal essential media, RPMI 1640). The solution should be supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin. Tubes of culture media can be supplied upon request (Eagle's minimum essential medium with 1% penicillin and streptomycin [T115]).

Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch

Additional Information: A separate culture charge will be assessed under FIBR / Fibroblast Culture. An additional 4 weeks is required to culture fibroblasts before genetic testing can occur.

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

 

Specimen Type: DNA

Container/Tube: 2 mL screw top tube

Specimen Volume: 100 mcL (microliters)

Collection Instructions:

1. The preferred volume is 100 mcL at a concentration of 250 ng/mcL

2. Include concentration and volume on tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen (preferred)/Ambient/Refrigerated

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

1. Primary Immunodeficiencies Patient information (T791) is required. See Special Instructions.

2. 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)

3. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

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

Whole blood: 1 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

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

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
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