Beta-mannosidosis : MANBA Sequencing

Test Information

MANBA sequencing is a molecular test used to identify variants in the gene associated with Beta-mannosidosis.

Turnaround Time

3 weeks

CPT Code(s)

81479

Cost

$1,000

Genes

Clinical Information

Beta-mannosidosis is one of the glycoproteinosis disorders, a subcategory of very rare lysosomal storage diseases. Patients with beta-mannosidosis typically have some degree of developmental delay or intellectual disability. Most of these patients have mild or no dysmorphic features. Behavior abnormalities, angiokeratomas, seizures, demyelinating peripheral neuropathy, and deafness have all been reported in association with beta-mannosidosis.

Indications

This test can be used to confirm a suspected Beta-mannosidosis syndrome diagnosis

Molecular analysis of the gene for Beta-mannosidosis (MANBA) is also available for identification of the causative mutation within a family, carrier status and prenatal diagnosis.

Methodology

Sanger Sequencing

Specimen Requirements

5 to 7 ml of peripheral blood collected in an EDTA (lavender top) tube is the preferred specimen type. The minimal blood needed for reliable DNA isolation is 3 ml. Extracted DNA, dried blood spots, and saliva are also accepted for this test.

Transport Instructions

The specimen should be kept at room temperature and delivered via overnight shipping. If shipment is delayed by one or two days, the specimen should be refrigerated and shipped at room temperature. Do not freeze the specimen. Samples collected on Friday can be safely designated for Monday delivery.

Prenatal Testing Information

Prenatal diagnosis is available if the familial mutations are known. Additional fees for cell culture and maternal cell contamination may apply. Maternal cell contamination studies are required for all prenatal molecular tests. Contact the laboratory prior to sending a prenatal specimen.

Have Questions Need Support?

Call our laboratory at 1-800-473-9411 or contact one of our Laboratory Genetic Counselors for assistance.
Robin Fletcher, MS, CGC
Kellie Walden, MS, CGC

Molecular Testing, Sanger Sequencing
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