Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) 165 Pathogenic Variants
Ordering Recommendation

Carrier screening for expectant individuals and those planning a pregnancy AND diagnostic testing for individuals with symptoms of classic CF.

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Monitoring
5-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or serum. Specimens collected in sodium heparin or lithium heparin tubes. 
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
Background information for Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR), 165 Pathogenic Variants:
Characteristics of Classic Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
: Chronic sino-pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal malabsorption/pancreatic insufficiency, and obstructive azoospermia. Symptoms of mild CF are often limited to a single organ system such as isolated pancreatitis, bilateral absence of the vas deferens, nasal polyposis, or bronchiectasis.
Incidence: 1 in 2,300 Ashkenazi Jewish, 1 in 2,500 Caucasians, 1 in 13,500 Hispanics, 1 in 15,100 African Americans, 1 in 35,100 Asians.
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive.
Penetrance: High for severe and moderately severe pathogenic variants, variable for mild pathogenic variants.
Cause: Two pathogenic CFTR variants on opposite chromosomes.
Pathogenic Variants Tested: Variants are listed by standard nomenclature. Legacy names are also provided for the 23 recommended ACMG variants. c.1A>G, p.Met1Val; c.14C>T, p.Pro5Leu; c.54-5940_273+10250del21kb, p.Ser18ArgfsX16; c.115C>T, p.Gln39X; c.178G>T, p.Glu60X; c.200C>T, p.Pro67Leu; c.223C>T, p.Arg75X; c.254G>A (Legacy G85E), p.Gly85Glu; c.262_263delTT, p.Leu88IlefsX22; c.273+1G>A, Intronic; c.274-1G>A, Intronic; c.274G>A, p.Glu92Lys; c.274G>T, p.Glu92X; c.292C>T, p.Gln98X; c.313delA, p.Ile105SerfsX2; c.325_327delTATinsG, p.Tyr109GlyfsX4; c.328G>C, p.Asp110His; c.349C>T, p.Arg117Cys; c.350G>A (Legacy R117H), p.Arg117His; c.366T>A, p.Tyr122X; c.442delA, p.Ile148LeufsX5; c.489+1G>T (Legacy 621+1G>T); c.509G>A, p.Arg170His; c.531delT, p.Ile177MetfsX12; c.532G>A, p.Gly178Arg; c.579+1G>T (Legacy 711+1G>T); c.579+5G>A, Intronic; c.579+3A>G, Intronic; c.580-1G>T, Intronic; c.595C>T, p.His199Tyr; c.613C>T, p.Pro205Ser; c.617T>G, p.Leu206Trp; c.658C>T, p.Gln220X; c.720_741delAGGGAGAATGATGATGAAGTAC, p.Gly241GlufsX13; c.803delA, p.Asn268IlefsX17; c.933_935delCTT, p.Phe312del; c.948delT, p.Phe316LeufsX12; c.988G>T, p.Gly330X; c.1000C>T (Legacy R334W), p.Arg334Trp; c.1001G>T, p.Arg334Leu; c.1007T>A, p.Ile336Lys; c.1021T>C, p.Ser341Pro; c.1022_1023insTC, p.Phe342HisfsX28; c.1040G>A, p.Arg347His; c.1040G>C (Legacy R347P), p.Arg347Pro; c.1052C>G, p.Thr351Ser; c.1054C>T, p.Arg352Trp; c.1055G>A, p.Arg352Gln; c.1081delT, p.Trp361GlyfsX8; c.1116+1G>A, Intronic; c.1127_1128insA, p.Gln378AlafsX4; c.1153_1154insAT, p.Asn386IlefsX3; c.1202G>A, p.Trp401X; c.1203G>A, p.Trp401X; c.1209+1G>A, Intronic; c.1329_1330insAGAT, p.Ile444ArgfsX3; c.1364C>A (Legacy A455E), p.Ala455Glu; c.1393-1G>A, Intronic; c.1397C>A, p.Ser466X; c.1397C>G, p.Ser466X; c.1400T>C, p.Leu467Pro; c.1418delG, p.Gly473GlufsX54; c.1438G>T, p.Gly480Cys; c.1466C>A, p.Ser489X; c.1475C>T, p.Ser492Phe; c.1477C>T, p.Gln493X; c.1486T>G, p.Trp496Gly; c.1519_1521delATC (Legacy I507del), p.Ile507del; c.1521_1523delCTT (Legacy F508del), p.Phe508del; c.1545_1546delTA, p.Tyr515X; c.1558G>T, p.Val520Phe; c.1572C>A, p.Cys524X; c.1573C>T, p.Gln525X; c.1585-1G>A (Legacy 1717-1G>A); c.1585-8G>A, Intronic; c.1624G>T (Legacy G542X), p.Gly542X; c.1645A>C, p.Ser549Arg; c.1646G>A, p.Ser549Asn; c.1647T>G, p.Ser549Arg; c.1651G>A, p.Gly551Ser; c.1652G>A (Legacy G551D), p.Gly551Asp; c.1654C>T, p.Gln552X; c.1657C>T (Legacy R553X), p.Arg553X; c.1675G>A, p.Ala559Thr; c.1678A>G, p.Arg560Gly; c.1679G>A, p.Arg560Lys; c.1679G>C (Legacy R560T), p.Arg560Thr; c.1680-1G>A, Intronic; c.1703delT, p.Leu568CysfsX4; c.1721C>A, p.Pro574His; c.1753G>T, p.Glu585X; c.1766+1G>A (Legacy 1898+1G>A); c.1766+3A>G, Intronic; c.1792_1798delAAAACTA, p.Lys598GlyfsX11; c.1923_1931del9insA, p.Ser641ArgfsX5; c.1973_1985del13insAGAAA, p.Arg658LysfsX4; c.2012delT, p.Leu671X; c.2051_2052delAA, p.Lys684ThrfsX4; c.2051_2052delAAinsG, p.Lys684SerfsX38; c.2052delA (Legacy 2184delA), p.Lys684AsnfsX38; c.2125C>T, p.Arg709X; c.2128A>T, p.Lys710X; c.2175_2176insA, p.Glu726ArgfsX4; c.2195T>G, p.Leu732X; c.2215delG, p.Val739TyrfsX16; c.2290C>T, p.Arg764Ter; c.2453delT, p.Leu818TrpfsX3; c.2464G>T, p.Glu822X; c.2490+1G>A, Intronic; c.2491G>T, p.Glu831X; c.2506G>T, p.Asp836Tyr; c.2537G>A, p.Trp846X; c.2551C>T, p.Arg851X; c.2583delT, p.Phe861LeufsX3; c.2657+5G>A (Legacy 2789+5G>A); c.2668C>T, p.Gln890X; c.2737_2738insG, p.Tyr913X; c.2780T>C, p.Leu927Pro; c.2810_2811insT, p.Val938GlyfsX37; c.2834C>T, p.Ser945Leu; c.2875delG, p.Ala959HisfsX9; c.2900T>C, p.Leu967Ser; c.2908G>C, p.Gly970Arg; c.2988+1G>A (Legacy 3120+1G>A); c.2988G>A, Intronic; c.2989-1G>A, Intronic; c.3038C>A, p.Pro1013His; c.3039delC, p.Tyr1014ThrfsX9; c.3067_3072delATAGTG, p.Ile1023_Val1024del; c.3140-26A>G, Intronic; c.3194T>C, p.Leu1065Pro; c.3196C>T, p.Arg1066Cys; c.3197G>A, p.Arg1066His; c.3230T>C, p.Leu1077Pro; c.3266G>A, p.Trp1089X; c.3276C>A, p.Tyr1092X; c.3276C>G, p.Tyr1092X; c.3297C>A, p.Phe1099Leu; c.3302T>A, p.Met1101Lys; c.3310G>T, p.Glu1104X; c.3472C>T, p.Arg1158X; c.3484C>T (Legacy R1162X), p.Arg1162X; c.3528delC (Legacy 3659delC), p.Lys1177SerfsX15; c.3587C>G, p.Ser1196X; c.3611G>A, p.Trp1204X; c.3612G>A, p.Trp1204X; c.3659delC, p.Thr1220LysfsX8; c.3717+12191C>T (Legacy 3849+10kbC>T); c.3731G>A, p.Gly1244Glu; c.3744delA, p.Lys1250ArgfsX9; c.3752G>A, p.Ser1251Asn; c.3763T>C, p.Ser1255Pro; c.3764C>A, p.Ser1255X; c.3773_3774insT, p.Leu1258PhefsX7; c.3846G>A (Legacy W1282X), p.Trp1282X; c.3873+1G>A, Intronic; c.3909C>G (Legacy N1303K), p.Asn1303Lys; c.3937C>T, p.Gln1313X; c.3964-78_4242+577del, Exon 22-23 del; c.4028delG, p.Gly1343AlafsX4; c.4046G>A, p.Gly1349Asp; c.4077_4080delTGTTinsAA, p.Val1360fsX3; c.4111G>T, p.Glu1371X; c.4251delA, p.Glu1418ArgfsX14; c.1679+1.6kbA>G. The IVS-8 variant, c.1210-12[5], will be reported when R117H is detected and in individuals that are reported to be symptomatic.
Clinical Sensitivity
: Ashkenazi Jewish 96 percent; Caucasian 92 percent; Hispanic 80 percent; African American 78 percent; Asian American 55 percent.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluorescence monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity & Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Only the 165 pathogenic CFTR variants listed above will be interrogated.

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The 165-variant test includes the 23 pathogenic CF variants recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics for population carrier screening.
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013675Cystic Fibrosis, Allele 142938-1
2013676Cystic Fibrosis, Allele 242939-9
2013677Cystic Fibrosis, 165 Variants, Interp
2013692Cystic Fibrosis 5T Variant21654-9
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