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VHL Gene Sequencing & Del/Dup



Clinical Utility:
  • Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • Presymptomatic diagnosis of VHL
  • To differentiate VHL from the other hereditary cancer syndromes: HLRCC, BHD, MEN2A, MEN2B and PGL/PCC
  • To determine an appropriate medical surveillance and treatment plan for VHL and CP
  • Risk assessment
  • Identification of at-risk family members
  • Prenatal diagnosis in families with a known mutation
Lab Method:
Capillary Sequencing|Exon Array CGH


Test Code:
Turnaround Time:
3 weeks
Preferred Specimen:
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Alternative Specimen:
Oral Rinse (30-40 mL)


CPT Codes:
81403x1, 81404x1
New York Approved:
ABN Required:
Billing Information:
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* For ICD9 to ICD10 conversion please follow this link
ICD-9 Codes:
  • 194: Adrenal gland, Adrenal cortex, Adrenal medulla, Suprarenal gland
  • 215: Other benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue
  • 759.6: Other hamartoses, NEC Syndrome: Peutz-Jeghers Sturge-Weber (-Dimitri), von Hippel-Lindau
  • 255.6: Medulloadrenal hyperfunction, Catecholamine secretion by pheochromocytoma
  • 289.8: Other specified diseases of blood and blood-forming organs
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  8. Mannelli M et al. Genetics and biology of pheochromocytoma. Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 2007;115(3):160-5
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  10. Liu E et al., The worldwide distribution of the VHL 598C>T mutation indicates a single founding event. Blood 2004;103(5):1937-40
  11. Pastore Y et al., Mutations of von Hippel-Lindau Tumor-Suppressor Gene and Congenital Polycythemia. Am J Hum Genet 73:412-419, 2003
  12. Cario H et al., Mutations in the von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene and VHL-haplotype analysis in patients with presumable congenital erythrocytosis. Haematologica 90(1): 19-24, 2005
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