Test Overview
Test Methodology

Next-Generation Sequencing

Test Usage

Detects mutations in the superoxide dismutase (SOD1) gene. 20% of adult-onset familial ALS cases are associated with SOD1 mutations.

Reference Range *

No mutation detected

Test Details
Analytic Time

21 - 28 days

Soft Order Code
SO
Synonyms
  • Familial amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis (FALS)
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Athena Diagnostics 620
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect in a lavender top tube. Refrigerate. Can be shipped ambient (10 days) or refrigerated (10 days).

Rejection Criteria
Frozen specimen
Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
8 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
6 mL EDTA whole blood
Storage Temperature
Refrigerate or ambient
Additional Information

Test sent to Athena Diagnostics.

Billing
CPT Code
81404
NY State Approved
No