Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test to confirm diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), especially in those with a family history of PAH.

Mnemonic
PAH PANEL
Methodology

Massively Parallel Sequencing/Exonic Oligonucleotide-based CGH Microarray

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-6 weeks

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
Collect

Lavender (EDTA) or yellow (ACD Solution A or B).

Specimen Preparation

Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Submit the Patient History Form for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension with the Electronic Packing List.

Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report.

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.

Note

Genes tested: ACVRL1, BMPR2, CAV1, EIF2AK4, ENG, KCNA5**, KCNK3, SMAD9

** Deletion/duplication detection is not available for this gene.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

81405; 81406; 81479

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2009346 PAH Pan. Seq/DelDup, Specimen 31208-2
2009349 PAH Pan. Seq/DelDup, Interp 49014-4
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Aliases
  • PAH
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Panel, Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication