Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
Ordering Recommendation
Use when SDHC-related hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma is suspected.
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing/Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification
14-21 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: 2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Background Information for Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication:
Hereditary paraganglioma-pheochromocytoma (PGL/PCC) syndromes are characterized by paragangliomas (neuroendocrine tumors of the autonomic nervous system) and pheochromocytomas (paragangliomas of the adrenal medulla). Pathogenic germline mutations in a number of genes, including SDHC, predispose to paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma.
About 1 in 300,000 per year.
Autosomal dominant.
: Pathogenic succinate dehydrogenase, subunits B, C, and D (SDHB, SDHC, and SDHD) gene mutations. Mutations in other genes, including TMEM127, EGLN1, MAX, SDHA, and SDHAF2, may also be causative.
Clinical Sensitivity:
4 percent.
Bidirectional sequencing of all coding regions and intron-exon boundaries of the SDHC gene; multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) to detect large SDHC deletions/duplications.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity:
Sequencing: 99 percent. MLPA: 90 and 99 percent, respectively .
Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations and deep intronic mutations will not be detected. The breakpoints of large deletions/duplications will not be determined. Mutations in genes other than SDHC are not evaluated.

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.
CPT Code(s)
81404; 81405
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007118HPGL-PCC (SDHC) Seq, DelDup Specimen31208-2
2007119HPGL-PCC (SDHC) Seq, DelDup Interp38923-9
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  • Hereditary PGL/PCC Type 3 molecular assay
  • Paraganglioma (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • PCC (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • PGL (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • Pheochromocytoma (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • SDHC Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • SDHD Gene
  • Stromal Tumor (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication
  • Succinate Dehydrogenase genetic assay
  • Succinate Dehydrogenase, subset C (SDHC) Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication