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Test ID GATAS GATA-Binding Protein 2, GATA2, Full Gene Analysis, Next-Generation Sequencing, Varies

Ordering Guidance

For cases where the differential diagnosis remains broad, GATA2 may be evaluated as part of a gene panel. See HLHGP / Primary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) Gene Panel, Varies; SCCNP / Severe Congenital and Cyclic Neutropenia Gene Panel, Varies; or EBLPD / Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Susceptibility and Lymphoproliferative Disorders Gene Panel, Varies.


Targeted testing for familial variants (also called site-specific or known variants testing) is available for variants identified in the GATA2 gene. See FMTT / Familial Mutation, Targeted Testing, Varies. To obtain more information about testing option, call 800-533-1710.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen preferred to arrive within 96 hours of collection.

Specimen Required

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.


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Whole blood


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.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred) 4 days/Refrigerated


Specimen Type: Skin biopsy

Supplies: Fibroblast Biopsy Transport Media (T115)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with any standard cell culture media (eg, minimal essential media, RPMI 1640). The solution should be supplemented with 1% penicillin and streptomycin.

Specimen Volume: 4-mm punch

Specimen Stability Information: Refrigerated (preferred)/Ambient

Additional Information: A separate culture charge will be assessed under CULFB / Fibroblast Culture for Biochemical or Molecular Testing. An additional 3 to 4 weeks is required to culture fibroblasts before genetic testing can occur.


Specimen Type: Cultured fibroblasts

Container/Tube: T-25 flask

Specimen Volume: 2 Flasks

Collection Instructions: Submit confluent cultured fibroblast cells from a skin biopsy from another laboratory. Cultured cells from a prenatal specimen will not be accepted.

Specimen Stability Information: Ambient (preferred)/Refrigerated (<24 hours)

Additional Information: A separate culture charge will be assessed under CULFB / Fibroblast Culture for Biochemical or Molecular Testing. An additional 3 to 4 weeks is required to culture fibroblasts before genetic testing can occur.


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. GATA2 Gene Sequencing Patient Information (T811) is recommended.

Useful For

Comprehensive evaluation of the GATA2 gene in patients with clinical or immunological symptoms suggestive of GATA-binding protein 2 (GATA2) deficiency


Screening family members of patients with confirmed GATA2 deficiency

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
CULFB Fibroblast Culture for Genetic Test Yes No

Testing Algorithm

For skin biopsy or cultured fibroblast specimens, fibroblast culture will be performed at an additional charge. If viable cells are not obtained, the client will be notified.

Method Name

Sequence Capture and Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) followed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Sanger Sequencing

Reporting Name

GATA2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

Blood: 1 mL; Skin biopsy or cultured fibroblasts: See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies

Reference Values

An interpretive report will be provided

Day(s) Performed


Report Available

28 to 42 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic 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 US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


88233- Tissue culture, skin, solid tissue biopsy (if appropriate)

88240- Cryopreservation (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GATAS GATA2 Gene, Full Gene Analysis 95771-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
619803 Test Description 62364-5
619804 Specimen 31208-2
619805 Source 31208-2
619806 Result Summary 50397-9
619807 Result 82939-0
619808 Interpretation 69047-9
619809 Additional Results In Process
619810 Resources 99622-3
619811 Additional Information 48767-8
619812 Method 85069-3
619813 Genes Analyzed 82939-0
619814 Disclaimer 62364-5
619815 Released By 18771-6