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Epic Code LAB1230882 Cystic Fibrosis, CFTR Gene, Variant Panel, Varies

Additional Codes

Mayo Code: CFMP

Interface Code: 1230882


Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Useful For

Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of cystic fibrosis


Reproductive risk refinement via carrier screening for individuals in the general population


Reproductive risk refinement via carrier screening for individuals with a family history when familial variants are not available


Identification of patients who may respond to cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) potentiator therapy

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

If testing is negative, and a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis is still suspected, consider CFTRZ / CFTR Gene, Full Gene Analysis, Varies.


Targeted testing for familial variants (also called site-specific or known mutation testing) is available for all genes on this panel under FMTT / Familial Variant, Targeted Testing, Varies. Call 800-533-1710 to obtain more information about this testing option.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

If there is a family history of cystic fibrosis, the known variant in the family should be supplied for best interpretation of results.

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Patient Preparation: A previous bone marrow transplant from an allogenic donor will interfere with testing. Call 800-533-1710 for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.


Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA) or yellow top (ACD)

Acceptable: Any anticoagulant

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.

Additional Information: To ensure minimum volume and concentration of DNA is met, the preferred volume of blood must be submitted. Testing may be canceled if DNA requirements are inadequate.

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Day(s) Performed

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided.

Clinical Information

Cystic fibrosis (CF), in the classic form, is a severe autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a varied degree of chronic obstructive lung disease and pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. The incidence of CF varies markedly among different populations, as does the genetic variant detection rate for the variant screening assay. To date, over 1500 variants have been described within the gene that causes CF, named cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The most common variant, deltaF508, accounts for approximately 67% of the variants worldwide and approximately 70% to 75% in the North American White population. Most of the remaining variants are rare, although some show a relatively higher prevalence in certain ethnic groups or in certain atypical presentations of CF, such as congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD). Genetic variants detected by this assay include the 23 variants recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as well as over 450 other variants.


Of note, CFTR potentiator therapies may improve clinical outcomes for patients with a clinical diagnosis of CF and at least one copy of a select subset of variants.


Detection rates for several ethnic and racial groups are listed in the table below. Note that interpretation of test results and risk calculations are also dependent on clinical information and family history.


Racial or ethnic group

Carrier frequency

Variant detection rate*

European American



Ashkenazi Jewish



African American 



Hispanic American



Asian American**



General US population




*Rates are for classic CF. Rates are lower for atypical forms of CF and for CBAVD.

**Does not apply to individuals of Japanese ancestry.


A list of CFTR variants included in the panel can be found in Targeted Variants Interrogated by Cystic Fibrosis Variant Panel.


This assay will not detect all known disease-associated variants that cause cystic fibrosis or CFTR-related disorders. Therefore, the absence of a detectable variant does not rule out the possibility that an individual is a carrier of or affected with this disease.


A negative result does not eliminate the risk of carrier status for any of the included conditions, due to the possibility that the patient carries a variant that is not interrogated with this assay or the rare chance of a false-negative result for a tested variant. For tested variants, the negative predictive value of this screen is greater than 98%. The patient's residual risk to be a carrier after a negative screen is dependent on ethnic background and family history.


A positive control was not available for all variants targeted on this panel. For more information regarding availability of a positive control for each variant see Targeted Variants Interrogated by Cystic Fibrosis Variant Panel. The negative predictive value of these targets is unknown.


Rare variants (ie, polymorphisms) exist that could lead to false-negative or false-positive results. If results obtained do not match the clinical findings, additional testing should be considered.


All detected variants are evaluated according to American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommendations.(1) This assay was designed to specifically target known disease-causing or likely disease-causing variants. In rare cases, DNA variants of undetermined significance may be identified. The laboratory encourages healthcare providers to contact the laboratory at any time to learn how the status of a particular variant may have changed over time.


Multiple in-silico evaluation tools may have been used to assist in the interpretation of these results. Of note, the sensitivity and specificity of these tools for the determination of pathogenicity is currently unvalidated.


Test results should be interpreted in the context of clinical findings, family history, and other laboratory data. Misinterpretation of results may occur if the information provided is inaccurate or incomplete.


Bone Marrow transplants from allogenic donors will interfere with testing. Call Mayo Clinic Laboratories for instructions for testing patients who have received a bone marrow transplant.


An online research opportunity called GenomeConnect (, a project of ClinGen, is available for the recipient of this genetic test. This patient registry collects deidentified genetic and health information to advance the knowledge of genetic variants. Mayo Clinic is a collaborator of ClinGen. This may not be applicable for all tests.


All reported alterations are evaluated according to American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommendations.(1) Variants are classified based on known, predicted, or possible pathogenicity and reported with interpretive comments detailing their potential or known significance.

Reporting Name

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Mutation Panel

Method Name

Targeted Genotyping Array

Method Description

The targeted genotyping assay utilizing the ThermoFisher GeneTitan platform is used to detect 500 plus genetic targets, including the 23 disease-causing variants specified in the American College of Medical Genetics standards for population-based carrier screening. For details regarding the targeted disease-causing variants identified by this test see Targeted Variants Interrogated by Cystic Fibrosis Variant Panel. Confirmatory testing of homozygous results is performed as reflex tests when appropriate.


Multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), relative quantitative PCR, and Sanger sequencing are used to confirm alterations detected by array when appropriate.(Unpublished Mayo method)

CPT Code Information



81479 (if appropriate for government payers)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
CFMP Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Mutation Panel 38404-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
606027 Result Summary 50397-9
606028 Result 82939-0
606029 Interpretation 69047-9
606030 Additional Information 48767-8
606031 Method 85069-3
606032 Specimen 31208-2
606033 Source 31208-2
606034 Released By 18771-6

Report Available

7 to 21 days

Test Classification

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

Clinical Reference

1. Richards S, Aziz N, Bale S, et al: Standards and guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology. Genet Med. 2015 May;17(5):405-424. doi: 10.1038/gim.2015.30

2. Quint A, Lerer I, Sagi M, Abeliovich D: Mutation spectrum in Jewish cystic fibrosis patients in Israel: implication to carrier screening. Am J Med Genet A. 2005 Jul 30;136(3):246-248

3. Bobadilla JL, Macek M Jr, Fine JP, Farrell PM: Cystic fibrosis: a worldwide analysis of CFTR mutations-correlation with incidence data and application to screening. Hum Mutat. 2002 Jun;19(6):575-606

4. Sugarman EA, Rohlfs EM, Silverman LM, Alitto BA: CFTR mutation distribution among U.S. Hispanic and African American individuals: evaluation in cystic fibrosis patient and carrier screening populations. Genet Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;6(5):392-399

5. Watson MS, Cutting GR, Desnick RJ, et al: Cystic fibrosis population carrier screening: 2004 revision of American College of Medical Genetics mutation panel. Genet Med. 2004 Sep-Oct;6(5):387-391

6. Heim RA, Sugarman EA, Allitto BA: Improved detection of cystic fibrosis mutations in the heterozygous U.S. population using an expanded, pan-ethnic mutation panel. Genet Med. 2001 May-Jun;3(3):168-176

7. De Boeck K, Munck A, Walker S, et al: Efficacy and safety of ivacaftor in patients with cystic fibrosis and a non-G551D gating mutation. J Cyst Fibros. 2014 Dec;13(6):674-680

8. Carrier Testing for Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Accessed May 24, 2021. Available at


1. New York Clients-Informed consent is required. Document on the request form or electronic order that a copy is on file. The following documents are available:

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing (T576)

-Informed Consent for Genetic Testing-Spanish (T826)

2. Molecular Genetics: Congenital Inherited Diseases Patient Information (T521)


A targeted genotyping array is utilized to detect more than 500 genetic targets associated with cystic fibrosis or cystic fibrosis-related disorder for the purpose of carrier screening or first-tier diagnostic testing.

Laboratory Test Catalog | West Additional Information:

Former test names and codes:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Mutation Analysis, 106-Mutation Panel, Varies [LAB1230853, 1230853, 81220]

  • Discontinued Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screen [LAB2111368, 11382, 81220, SHO246]