Glycogen Storage Disease, Type 1A (G6PC), 9 Variants
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Carrier screening or diagnostic testing for glycogen storage disease type 1A for individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Monitoring
Tue, Fri
5-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B). 
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 Glycogen Storage Disease, Type 1A (G6PC), 9 Variants:
Characteristics: Infants typically present at 3 to 4 months of age with hepatomegaly, lactic acidosis, hyperuricemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia and/or hypoglycemic seizures. Other characteristics include growth delay leading to short stature, osteoporosis, delayed puberty, renal disease, and hepatic adenomas with potential for malignancy. With treatment, affected individuals often live into adulthood.
Incidence: 1 in 20,000 in Ashkenazi Jewish individuals.
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive.
Cause: G6PC pathogenic variants.
Variants Tested: p.Q27Rfs (c.79delC), Y128Tfs (c.379_380dupTA), p.R83H (c.248G>A), p.R83C (c.247C>T), p.G188R (c.562G>C), p.Q242X (c.724C>T), p.Q347X (c.1039C>T), p.G270V (c.809G>T), p.F327del (c.979_981delTTC).
Clinical Sensitivity: 99 percent in Ashkenazi Jewish individuals; varies by ethnicity in non-Ashkenazi Jewish individuals.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluorescence monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: Greater than 99 percent.
Limitations: Variants other than those tested will not be detected. Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations.

Compliance Statement C: For human genetic inheritable conditions and mutations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Hotline History
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2013741Glycogen Storage Disease, Specimen
2013742Glycogen Storage Disease, Allele 1
2013743Glycogen Storage Disease, Allele 2
2013744Glycogen Storage Disease, Interp
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