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Diagnostic Testing Familial Mutation/Variant Analysis Mutation Testing General Population Prenatal Diagnosis Presymptomatic Testing
Sequence Analysis MAX Sequence Analysis
Test Code: 9090
MAX Sequence Analysis
Test Code: 9091

This test can only be performed if there is a previously identified familial mutation.


MAX Sequence Analysis
Test Information: Indication for Study:
Identification of mutations in entire coding region of MAX gene. MAX mutations are associated with hereditary and sporadic Pheochromocytoma (PCC) and Paraganglioma (PGL).
Test Details
Test Code: 9090
Special Notes: MAX gene encodes a protein that is a member of the basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper (bHLHZ) family of transcription factors. Recent studies have shown that MAX mutations cause hereditary and sporadic pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.

If the mutation to be tested in this individual is one previously identified in an affected family member, please order test (#9091). Please see detailed requirements under this test code.
Useful Publications:
- MAX mutations cause hereditary and sporadic pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
- Exome sequencing identifies MAX mutations as a cause of hereditary pheochromocytoma.
Technical Information
Methodology: Sequence analysis is performed in both forward and reverse directions
Gene Name: MAX
Protein Name: MYC associated factor X
Test Type: Sequence Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Cancer Molecular Germline
Specimen Type: Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in an EDTA (purple-top) tubes and send 3-5 cc (Adults/Children) and 3 cc (Infant<2yrs).
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze.

Turn Around Time: 28 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 81479x1


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