Assesses genetic risk of abnormal drug metabolism for CYP2D6 substrates. May aid in drug selection and dose planning for drugs metabolized by CYP2D6.
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Fluorescence Monitoring
New York DOH Approval Status
Whole Blood: Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Yellow (ACD Solution A or B).
Saliva: Collection Device by DNA Genotek (OCD-100, ARUP Supply #49295) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or by contacting ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) OR Transport the Saliva Collection Device.
Whole Blood: Refrigerated
Saliva: Room temperature.
Plasma or serum. Specimens collected in sodium heparin or lithium heparin.
Whole Blood: Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
Saliva: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Background Information for CYP2D6:
Characteristics: The cytochrome P450 (CYP) isozyme 2D6 is involved in the metabolism of many drugs. Variants in the gene that code for CYP2D6 may influence pharmacokinetics of CYP2D6 substrates, and may predict or explain non-standard dose requirement, therapeutic failure or adverse reactions.
Inheritance: Autosomal codominant.
Cause: CYP2D6 gene variants and copy number affect enzyme expression or activity.
Variants Tested: See the "Additional Technical Information" document.
Clinical Sensitivity: Drug-dependent.
Methodology: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and fluorescence monitoring.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: Greater than 99 percent.
Limitations: Only the targeted CYP2D6 variants will be detected by this panel, and assumptions about phase and content are made to assign alleles. Publically available sources such as the www.pharmvar.org or www.pharmgkb.org provide guidance on phenotype predictions and allele frequencies. A combination of the *5 (gene deletion) and a gene duplication cannot be specifically identified. This combination is not expected to adversely affect the phenotype prediction. Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Risk of therapeutic failure or adverse reactions with CYP2D6 substrates may be affected by genetic and non-genetic factors that are not detected by this test. This result does not replace the need for therapeutic drug or clinical monitoring.
Please note the information contained in this report does not contain medication recommendations, and should not be interpreted as recommending any specific medications. Any dosage adjustments or other changes to medications should be evaluated in consultation with a medical provider.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
Whole blood is the preferred specimen. Saliva samples that yield inadequate DNA quality and/or quantity will be reported as inconclusive if test performance does not meet laboratory-determined criteria for reporting.
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- Cytochrome P450 2D6