Related Hereditary Pancreatitis Sequencing

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that causes a release of digestive enzymes that damage tissues surrounding them. Symptoms include sudden pain in the upper abdomen, fever, nausea and vomiting, and a rapid pulse. Acute pancreatitis is associated with an elevation of the pancreatic enzymes amylase and lipase to three times normal levels.

Hereditary pancreatitis is characterized by recurrent episodes of acute pancreatitis usually occurring within the first two decades of life, progressing to chronic pancreatitis. A
single mutation in the gene PRSS1 may cause up to 75 percent of hereditary
pancreatitis.

Chromosome locus forPRSS1 gene, 7q34

Methodology: Sequencing of entire coding region

Purpose: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis

ICD-9 Code 577.1

Test Requisition: Sequencing Requisition

CPT Code: 81404 Cost: $548.00

Turn-around-time: 3-4 weeks