Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (BMPR1A) Sequencing
Ordering Recommendation

Diagnostic and predictive testing for juvenile polyposis syndrome.

Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
21-28 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Background Information for: Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome (BMPR1A) Sequencing
Multiple juvenile (hamartomatous) polyps in the stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum. Risk for colon cancer is 20 percent by age 35 and 70 percent by age 60.
Incidence: 1 in 16,000 to 100,000 individuals.
Inheritance: Autosomal dominant.
Penetrance: Greater than 90 percent for polyp development.
Cause: Pathogenic BMPR1A and SMAD4 mutations.
Clinical Sensitivity: 18 percent.
Methodology: Bidirectional sequencing of the entire BMPR1A coding region and intron-exon boundaries.
Analytical Sensitivity & Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations: Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations, deep intronic mutations, and large deletion/duplications will not be detected. Mutations in genes other than BMPR1A are not evaluated.

Statement C: 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
2004989JPS (BMPR1A) Sequencing Specimen
2004990JPS (BMPR1A) Sequencing Interpretation
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