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Test Code MISCLM Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Genotype

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

COMTV

EPIC Test ID

LAB2608

 


Advisory Information


This test should not be ordered for pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma assessment. Instead, order 1 of the following:

-METAF / Metanephrines, Fractionated, 24 Hour, Urine

-PMET / Metanephrines, Fractionated, Free, Plasma

-CATU / Catecholamine Fractionation, Free, 24 Hour, Urine

-CATP / Catecholamine Fractionation, Plasma, Free



Specimen Required


Multiple genotype tests can be performed on a single specimen after a single extraction. See Multiple Genotype Test List in Special Instructions for a list of tests that can be ordered together.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated

 

Specimen Type: Saliva

Patient Preparation: Patient should not eat, drink smoke, or chew gum 30 minutes prior to collection.

Supplies: DNA Saliva Collection Kit (T786)

Container/Tube: Saliva Swab Collection Kit (T786: fees apply)

Specimen Volume: 1 swab

Collection Instructions: Collect and send specimen per kit instructions.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient

 

Specimen Type: DNA

Container/Tube: 2 mL screw top tube

Specimen Volume: 100 mcL (microliters)

Collection Instructions:

1. The preferred volume is 100 mcL at a concentration of 50 ng/mcL.

2. Include concentration and volume on tube.

Specimen Stability Information: Frozen (preferred)/Ambient/Refrigerated


Forms

1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Please document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. An Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576) is available in Special Instructions.

2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Pharmacogenomics Test Request Form (T797) with the specimen (https://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/pharmacogenomics-test-request-form-mc0767-15.pdf)

Useful For

Prediction of response to nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation

 

Investigation of inhibitor dosing for decreasing levodopa metabolism

 

Research use for assessing estrogen metabolism

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with Allelic Discrimination Analysis

Reporting Name

COMT Genotype

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

Blood: 0.4 mL
Saliva: 1 swab

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Varies

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 8 a.m.

Analytic Time

3 days (Not reported on Saturday or Sunday)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

81479

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
COMTV COMT Genotype In Process

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
BA0133 COMT Genotype In Process
BA0134 COMT Phenotype In Process
BA0135 Interpretation 69047-9
BA0136 Additional Information 48767-8
BA0203 Method 49549-9
BA0204 Disclaimer 62364-5
BA0137 Reviewed by In Process