Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) 32 Mutations with Reflex to Sequencing
Ordering Recommendation
For individuals suspected to be affected with CF. This test is NOT indicated for routine obstetric screening. If the patient is not symptomatic, order Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) 32 Mutations (2001933).
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Oligonucleotide Ligation/Fragment Analysis/Sequencing
Refer to individual components (2001933 and 0051110)
7-28 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
Background information for Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) 32 Mutations with Reflex to Sequencing:
Chronic sino-pulmonary disease, gastrointestinal malabsorption/pancreatic insufficiency, and obstructive azoospermia. Findings are often limited to a single organ system such as isolated pancreatitis, bilateral absence of the vas deferens, nasal polyposis, or bronchiectasis in non-classic cystic fibrosis (CF).
Incidence of Classic CF:
1 in 3,000 Caucasians or Ashkenazi Jewish, 1 in 8,000 Hispanics, 1 in 15,000 African Americans, 1 in 32,000 Asians.
Incidence of Nonclassic CF:
Autosomal recessive.
High for severe mutations, variable for mild/moderate mutations.
Cause of Classic CF:
Two deleterious CFTR mutations on opposite chromosomes.
Cause of Nonclassic CF:
Typically one severe and one mild/moderate CFTR mutations on opposite chromosomes.
Mutations Tested in Panel:
G85E (c.254G>A), R117H (c.350G>A), R334W (c.1000C>T), R347P (c.1040G>C), R347H (c.1040G>A), 394delTT (c.262_263delTT), A455E (c.1364C>A), I507del (c.1519_1521delATC), F508del (c.1521_1523delCTT), V520F (c.1558G>T), G542X (c.1624G>T), S549N (c.1646G>A), S549R (c.1647T>G), G551D (c.1652G>A), R553X (c.1657C>T), R560T (c.1679G>C), 621+1G>T (c.489+1G>T), 711+1G>T (c.579+1G>T), 1078delT (c.948delT), R1162X (c.3484C>T), W1282X (c.3846G>A), N1303K (c.3909C>G), 1717-1G>A (c.1585-1G>A), 1898+1G>A (c.1766+1G>A), 2183AA>G (c.2051_2052delAAinsG), 2184delA (c.2052delA), 2789+5G>A (c.2657+5G>A), 3120+1G>A (c.2988+1G>A), 3659delC (c.3528delC), 3849+10kbC>T (c.3717+12191C>T), 3876delA (c.3744delA), 3905insT (c.3773_3774insT). For specimens positive for R117H, the IVS-8/poly T (c.1210-12T[5_9] is analyzed by sequencing. The mutations tested are listed above according to the legacy nomenclature; the standard nomenclature is listed in parentheses. Panel mutations are reported according to the legacy nomenclature.
Clinical Sensitivity for reflex:
97 percent.
Methodology for Panel:
PCR, oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA), fluorescent hybridization probes, and capillary electrophoresis.
Methodology for Sequencing:
Bidirectional sequencing of the CFTR coding region and intron-exon boundaries.
Analytical Sensitivity & Specificity:
99 percent.
Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. CFTR promoter mutations and large gene deletions/duplications will not be detected.

Compliance Statement C: The performance characteristics of this test were validated by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. ARUP is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and by all states to perform high-complexity testing.

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
If only one pathogenic mutation is identified, then CFTR gene sequencing will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
81220.  If reflexed add 81223
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0051483CFTR Mutation 121656-4
0051484CFTR Mutation 221656-4
2002137Cystic Fibrosis Reflex Interpretation
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