Test Catalog

Test Id : CTXP

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis, Plasma

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

Evaluating patients with a clinical suspicion of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) using plasma specimens

 

Monitoring of individuals with CTX on chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) therapy

 

This test is not useful for the identification of carriers

 

This test is not useful for the evaluation of bile acid malabsorption

Method Name
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Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)

NY State Available
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Yes

Reporting Name
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Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis, P

Aliases
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Cerebral cholesterinosis

Cerebrotendinous cholesterosis

Van Bogaert-Scherer-Epstein syndrome

Sterol 27-hydrolase deficiency

Ketosterols

7-alpha hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one

7aC4

7-alpha,12 alpha-dihydroxycholest-4-en-3-one

12aC4

7a12aC4

7,12aC4

Specimen Type
Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma

Ordering Guidance

For assessment of bile acid malabsorption in patients with irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea, order 7AC4 / 7AC4, Bile Acid Synthesis, Serum.

 

This test is available separately as well as a part of HSMP / Hepatosplenomegaly Panel, Plasma. If this test is ordered with either GPSYP / Glucopsychosine, Plasma or OXNP / Oxysterols, Plasma, the individual tests will be canceled and HSMP ordered.

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

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Green top (sodium heparin, lithium heparin), yellow top (ACD B)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge at 4 degrees C, if possible

2. Aliquot plasma into plastic vial, taking care not to disturb or transfer the buffy coat layer.

3. Send frozen.

Forms

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

0.25 mL

Reject Due To
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Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK
Gross icterus OK

Specimen Stability Information
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Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma Frozen 65 days

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

Evaluating patients with a clinical suspicion of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) using plasma specimens

 

Monitoring of individuals with CTX on chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA) therapy

 

This test is not useful for the identification of carriers

 

This test is not useful for the evaluation of bile acid malabsorption

Clinical Information
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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is an autosomal recessive disorder of bile acid synthesis resulting from the deficiency of the mitochondrial enzyme, sterol 27-hydrolase. Sterol 27-hydrolase facilitates the first step of sterol degradation in the formation of bile acids; consequently, patients with CTX will experience increased storage of the sterol, cholestenol, and ketosterol bile acid precursors (7-alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one [7a-C4] and 7-alpha,12-alpha–dihydroxycholest-4-en-3-one [7a12aC4]) in multiple tissues throughout the body with a resulting deficiency of the bile acid, chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA). CTX is caused by variants in the CYP27A1 gene.

 

Patients with CTX can present with a constellation of findings including infantile onset diarrhea, childhood onset cataracts, development of tendon/cerebral xanthomas in adolescence and early adulthood, early onset osteoporosis, as well as a broad array of neuropsychological manifestations such as intellectual disability, dementia, psychiatric symptoms, ataxia, pyramidal signs, dystonia, and muscle weakness. Patients may occasionally present with cholestatic liver disease, which may present as jaundice, poor growth, and hepatosplenomegaly. Intrafamilial variability exists and some heterozygous carriers may experience a higher incidence of cardiac disorders or gallstones. Treatment with CDCA normalizes bile acid synthesis and suppresses cholestenol biosynthesis, with improvement of clinical symptoms and arrest of disease progression. Supplementation with beta-hydroxy beta-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) inhibitors and coenzyme Q10 has been proposed. The availability of effective therapy makes early diagnosis and treatment of patients with CTX essential.

 

The estimated incidence of CTX is 1 in 50,000 individuals of Northern European ancestry and as high as 1 in 440 in the Druze population of Israel.

 

The diagnostic evaluation of patients with suspected CTX may reveal abnormalities on brain magnetic resonance imaging (such as cerebellar atrophy, decrease in volume of grey and white matter, and abnormal white matter signal) in addition to the biochemical and clinical abnormalities. The biochemical diagnosis of CTX can be confirmed by molecular genetic analysis of the CYP27A1 gene (included in: NPPAN / Peripheral Neuropathy Genetic Panels, Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), Blood).

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.

7-ALPHA-HYDROXY-4-CHOLESTEN-3-ONE (7a-C4)

Cutoff: < or =0.300 nmol/mL

 

7-ALPHA,12 ALPHA–DIHYDROXYCHOLEST-4-en-3-ONE (7a12aC4)

Cutoff: < or =0.100 nmol/mL

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

An elevation of 7-alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one (7a-C4) and 7-alpha,12-alpha-dihydroxycholest-4-en-3-one (7a12aC4) is strongly suggestive of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.

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

Patients with bile acid malabsorption or ileal resection may have elevations of 7-alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one (7aC4).

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

1. Mignarri A, Magni A, Del Puppo M, et al: Evaluation of cholesterol metabolism in cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2016 Jan;39(1):75-83

2. Nie S, Chen G, Cao X, Zhang Y: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: a comprehensive review of pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2014 Nov 26;9:179

3. DeBarber AE, Luo J, Star-Weinstock M, et al: A blood test for cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis with potential for disease detection in newborns. J Lipid Res. 2014 Jan;5591):146-154

4. Federico A, Dotti MT, Gallus GN: Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. In: Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Pagon RA, et al, eds. GeneReviews [Internet]. University of Washington, Seattle;

Method Description
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Internal standard is added to an aliquot of plasma which is then subjected to protein precipitation. Following centrifugation, the supernatant is subjected to liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. The MS/MS is operated in the multiple reaction monitoring positive mode to follow the precursor to product species transitions for each analyte and internal standard. The ratio of the extracted peak areas to internal standard is determined by LC-MS/MS is used to calculate the concentration of in the sample.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report
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No

Day(s) Performed
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Tuesday, Thursday

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.

2 to 7 days

Specimen Retention Time
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2 months

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

Rochester

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Test Classification
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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.

82542

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
CTXP Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis, P 92746-7
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.
BA4379 Interpretation (CTXP) 59462-2
BA4376 7a-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one 92761-6
BA4377 7a,12a-dihydroxycholest-4-en-3-one 92758-2
BA4378 Reviewed By 18771-6

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Sample Reports
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