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Test Id : KITVS

KIT Asp816Val Mutation Analysis, Varies

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Method Name
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Allele-Specific Oligonucleotide Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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KIT Asp816Val Mutation Analysis, V

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Systemic Mastocytosis Mutation

Testing Algorithm
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Specimen Type
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Specimen Required
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Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Peripheral blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collections Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

3. Label specimen as blood.

Specimen Stability: Ambient (preferred) 7 days/Refrigerate 7 days


Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collections Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

2. Send specimens in original tube. Do not aliquot.

3. Label specimen as bone marrow.

Specimen Stability: Ambient (preferred) 7 days/Refrigerate 7 days


Specimen Type: Extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow

Container/Tube: 1.5- to 2-mL tube

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

1. Label specimen as extracted DNA from blood or bone marrow.

2. Provide indication of volume and concentration of DNA.

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

Special Instructions
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1. Hematopathology Patient Information (T676) in Special Instructions

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request (T726)) with the specimen.

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

Blood, Bone Marrow: 1 mL

Extracted DNA: 50 mcL at 20 ng/mcL concentration

Reject Due To
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Gross hemolysis Reject
Moderately to severely clotted
Bone marrow biopsies
Paraffin-embedded bone marrow clots
Paraffin-embedded tissue
Paraffin shavings

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies (preferred)

Useful For
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Testing Algorithm
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Clinical Information
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Systemic mastocytosis is a hematopoietic neoplasm that can be included in the general category of chronic myeloproliferative disorders (CMPD). These neoplasms are characterized by excessive proliferation of 1 or more myeloid lineages, with cells filling the bone marrow and populating other hematopoietic sites. In systemic mastocytosis, mast cell proliferation is the defining feature, although other myeloid lineages and B cells are frequently part of the neoplastic clone.


Function-altering point alterations in KIT, a gene coding for a membrane receptor tyrosine kinase, have been found in myeloid lineage cells in the majority of systemic mastocytosis cases. The most common KIT alteration is an adenine to thymine base substitution (A>T) at nucleotide position 2447, which results in an aspartic acid to valine change in the protein (Asp816Val). Much less frequently, other alterations at this same location are found, and occasional cases with alterations at other locations have also been reported. Variations at codon 816 are believed to alter the protein such that it is in a constitutively activated state. The main downstream effect of KIT activation is cell proliferation.


Detection of a variant at codon 816 is included as one of the minor diagnostic criteria for systemic mastocytosis in the World Health Organization classification system for hematopoietic neoplasms and is also of therapeutic relevance, as it confers resistance to imatinib, a drug commonly used to treat CMPD. It is now clear that individual mast cell neoplasms are variable with respect to the number of cell lineages containing the variant; some having positivity only in mast cells and others having positivity in additional myeloid and even lymphoid lineages. The alteration has not been reported in normal tissues.

Reference Values
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An interpretive report will be provided indicating the mutation status as positive or negative.

Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

The test will be interpreted as positive or negative for KIT Asp816Val.

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

Supportive Data

The analytic sensitivity of this test is 0.1% and was determined by the dilution of a cell line containing homozygous KIT alteration. This means that 0.1% or greater of the KIT alleles present in the specimen must contain the alteration to be detected by the assay. The analytic specificity was 100% in assay validation.

Clinical Reference
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1. Garcia-Montero AC, Jara-Acevedo M, Teodosio C, et al: KIT mutation in mast cells and other bone marrow hematopoietic cell lineages in systemic mast cell disorders: a prospective study of the Spanish Network on Mastocytosis (REMA) in a series of 113 patients. Blood. 2006;108:2366-2372. doi: 10.1182/blood-2006-04-015545

2. Valent P, Akin C, Sperr WR, et al: Diagnosis and treatment of systemic mastocytosis: state of the art. Br J Haematol. 2003;122:695-717. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2141.2003.04575.x

3. Jaffe ES, Harris NL, Stein H, et al: World Health Organization Classification of Tumours. Pathology and Genetics. Tumours of the Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. 2001:291-302

4. Pardanani A: Systemic mastocytosis in adults: 2012 Update on diagnosis, risk stratification, and management. Am J Hematol. 2012;87:402-411. doi: 10.1002/ajh.23134.

Special Instructions
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Method Description
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This assay detects the KIT alteration responsible for Asp816Val. The technique used is allele-specific oligonucleotide polymerase chain reaction (ASO-PCR) with fragment analysis on a genetic analyzer. DNA is extracted from bone marrow or blood and PCR is used to amplify across the alteration site in 2 separate tubes; 1 contains a reverse primer complementary to the unaltered sequence and the other contains a reverse primer complementary to the altered sequence. Each of these is labeled with a fluorescent tag and contains an identical, non-labeled forward primer. Both primer sets amplify a 200-bp fragment that differs only at the alteration site. The unaltered fragment should be amplified in all samples. Samples negative for KIT Asp816Val will not have an amplified fragment in the altered sequence reaction tube. Positive samples will have amplified fragments in both tubes. The test gives a qualitative (positive or negative) result only, as the end point PCR used is not reliable for quantification.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
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Day(s) Performed
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Monday through Friday

Report Available
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4 to 7 days

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

DNA: 3 Months; Peripheral blood, bone marrow: 2 weeks

Performing Laboratory Location
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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.

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LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
KITVS KIT Asp816Val Mutation Analysis, V 55201-8
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Result LOINC Value Tooltip
MP055 Specimen Type 31208-2
607982 Interpretation 69047-9
607983 Signing Pathologist 19139-5

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Sample Reports
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SI Sample Reports
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