Test Catalog

Test Id : UBE3Z

UBE3A Gene, Full Gene Analysis, Varies

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

Confirmation of a diagnosis of Angelman syndrome in patients who have previously tested negative by methylation analysis

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

Testing includes full gene sequencing of the UBE3A gene

Reflex Tests
Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
FIBR Fibroblast Culture Yes No
CRYOB Cryopreserve for Biochem Studies No No

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

If skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture will be added and charged separately.

 

See Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes: Laboratory Approach to Diagnosis in Special Instructions.

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

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

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by DNA Sequence Analysis

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

UBE3A Gene, Full Gene Analysis

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

Angelman Syndrome

UBEMS

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

If skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture will be added and charged separately.

 

See Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes: Laboratory Approach to Diagnosis in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of draw.

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.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

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 Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated/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

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

 

Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

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 can be supplied upon request (Eagle's minimum essential medium with 1% penicillin and streptomycin [T115]).

Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

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

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 in Special Instructions:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521) in Special Instructions.

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

All specimens will be evaluated by 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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies (preferred)

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

Confirmation of a diagnosis of Angelman syndrome in patients who have previously tested negative by methylation analysis

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

Testing includes full gene sequencing of the UBE3A gene

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

If skin biopsy is received, fibroblast culture will be added and charged separately.

 

See Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndromes: Laboratory Approach to Diagnosis in Special Instructions.

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Angelman syndrome (AS) is characterized by significant developmental delay and mental retardation, ataxia, jerky arm movements, unprovoked laughter, seizures, and virtual absence of speech. AS has several known genetic causes.

 

About 65% to 80% of affected individuals have a de novo deletion of essentially the same region of chromosome 15 detected for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS): 15q11.2-13. The deletion can often be identified by high-resolution chromosome analysis in conjunction with FISH analysis. Molecular testing has shown that the AS deletion occurs only on the copy of chromosome 15 inherited from the mother. In about 5% of patients with AS, the affected individuals have inherited 2 copies of chromosome 15 from their father (paternal uniparental disomy) and no copies of chromosome 15 from their mother. Thus, the individuals with AS resulting from deletion or uniparental disomy are deficient for maternally derived genes from chromosomes 15. Deletions and uniparental disomy occur as de novo events during conception, so the recurrence risk to siblings is very low. Both of these genetic alterations, along with imprinting center defects (accounting for another 2%-5% of AS cases), cause an abnormal methylation pattern in the PWS/AS region of chromosome 15.

 

Another 10% of patients with AS have a documented mutation in the UBE3A gene located in the PW/AS region on chromosome 15. Mutations can either be maternally inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion or de novo. If the mutation is inherited, the risk to all future pregnancies is 50%. If testing of the affected individual's mother confirms she does not carry the mutation, the risk to future pregnancies is low but not zero, as cases of germline mosaicism have been reported. Individuals with a UBE3A mutation will display a normal methylation pattern.

 

No chromosomal or DNA abnormality has been identified in the remainder of clinically diagnosed AS patients (15%-25%). These patients may have genetic alterations that cannot be detected by current testing methods or alterations in as yet unidentified genes.

 

Initial studies to rule-out AS should include high-resolution cytogenetic analysis (CMS / Chromosome Analysis, for Congenital Disorders, Blood) to identify chromosome abnormalities that may have phenotypic overlap with AS, and methylation-sensitive, multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification (PWAS / Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome, Molecular Analysis) to identify deletions, duplications, and methylation defects. In cases where methylation analysis is negative, sequencing of the UBE3A gene may provide additional diagnostic information.

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

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.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

A small percentage of individuals who are carriers or have a diagnosis of Angelman syndrome caused by a UBE3A gene mutation may have a mutation that is not identified by this method (eg, large genomic deletions, promoter mutations). The absence of a mutation, therefore, does not eliminate the possibility of positive carrier status or the diagnosis of Angelman syndrome. For carrier testing, it is important to first document the presence of a UBE3A gene mutation in an affected family member.

 

In some cases, DNA alterations of undetermined significance may be identified.

 

Rare polymorphisms exist that could lead to false-negative or false-positive results. If results obtained do not match the clinical findings, additional testing should be considered.

 

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

 

Methylation analysis (PWAS / Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome, Molecular Analysis) is recommended prior to UBE3A gene analysis.

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. Lossie AC, Whitney MM, Amidon D, et al: Distinct phenotypes distinguish the molecular classes of Angelman syndrome. J Med Genet 2001;38:834-845

3. Van Buggenhout G, Fryns JP: Angelman syndrome (AS, MIM 105830). Eur J Hum Genet 2009;17:1367-1373

4. Williams CA, Geaudet AL, Clayton-Smith J, et al: Angelman syndrome 2005: updated consensus for diagnostic criteria. Am J Med Genet 2006;140A:413-418

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

Method Description
Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Bidirectional sequence analysis is performed to test for the presence of a mutation in all coding regions and intron/exon boundaries of the UBE3A gene.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information

No

Day(s) Performed
Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

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.

14 to 20 days

Specimen Retention Time
Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

Whole Blood: 2 weeks (if available); Extracted DNA: 3 months

Performing Laboratory Location
Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test

Rochester

Fees
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Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

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
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

81406-UBE3A (ubiquitina protein ligase E3A) (eg, Angelman syndrome), full gene sequence

Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Test

88233-Tissue culture, skin or solid tissue biopsy (if appropriate)

88240-Cryopreservation (if appropriate)

 

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Excel | Pdf

Sample Reports
Normal and Abnormal sample reports are provided as references for report appearance.

Normal Reports | Abnormal Reports

SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

SI Normal Reports | SI Abnormal Reports