HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (PMS2) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
0051737
Ordering Recommendation
Detect germline PMS2 mutations. Use in MMR-deficient carcinoma with suggestive IHC (isolated loss of PMS2 protein).
Mnemonic
PMS2 FGA
Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing/Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification
Performed
Varies
Reported
Within 35 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD solution A or B).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Background information for HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (PMS2) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
Characteristics of Lynch Syndrome:
Increased risk of colorectal and extra-colonic cancers including endometrial, renal pelvis, ureter, ovary, stomach, small intestine and hepatobiliary tract.
Incidence:
1-2 percent of colorectal cancer is due to mismatch repair gene mutations.
Inheritance:
Autosomal dominant.
Penetrance:
Unknown for PMS2 mutations.
Cause:
Pathogenic germline MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, and PMS2 gene mutations.
Gene tested:
PMS2
Clinical Sensitivity:
Less than 5 percent of Lynch syndrome cases are due to PMS2 mutations.
Methodology:
Bidirectional sequencing of PMS2 coding regions and intron-exon boundaries; multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) to detect large PMS2 exonic deletions.
Analytical Sensitivity & Specificity:
99 percent.
Limitations:
Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations and deep intronic mutations will not be detected. Mutations in genes other than PMS2 are not evaluated.

This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.



Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online at www.aruplab.com.

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Note
Suspected deletions or duplications in exons 12-15 require additional sequencing to exclude pseudogene copy number variants. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
81317, 81319
If pseudogene analysis is performed, add: 81479
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0051738Lynch Syndrome (PMS2) Interpretation
2001372PMS2 FGA Specimen
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Cross References
  • HNPCC
  • PMS2 gene testing
  • PMS2 genotyping
  • PMS2 germline assay