Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome (ARSB) Sequencing

Disorder Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome, MPS VI
Gene Name ARSB
Clinical info

Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, also known as mucopolysaccharidosis VI, is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency in the arylsulfatase B enzyme.

The clinical features include short stature, corneal clouding, hepatosplenomegaly, cardiac abnormalities, and skeletal findings such as dysostosis multiplex and joint contractures. However, unlike many of the other MPS disorders, individuals with Maroteaux-Lamy generally have normal intelligence.

Indications Diagnosis is typically initially made by enzyme testing. Molecular testing is useful to confirm the diagnosis and to identify the disease causing mutations within a family to allow for carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis.
Associated Tests

MPS electrohoresis
Maroteaux-Lamy enzyme analysis

Specimen Requirements 5 to 10 ml of peripheral blood collected in an EDTA (lavender top) Vacutainer tube is preferred. The minimal blood needed for reliable DNA isolation is 3 ml
Transport The specimen should be kept at room temperature and delivered via overnight shipping. FedEx is preferred. If shipment is delayed by one or two days, the specimen should be refrigerated and shipped at room temperature. Do not freeze the specimen.  Samples collected on Friday can be safely designated for Monday delivery.
Turnaround time 3 weeks
Prenatal testing Prenatal diagnosis is available if the familial mutations are known. Additional fees for cell culture and maternal cell contamination may apply. Maternal cell contamination studies are required for all prenatal molecular tests. Contact the laboratory prior to sending a prenatal specimen.
CPT Codes Unknown mutation: 81479

Known mutation: 81479

Deletion/Duplication Analysis: 81229
Cost $800 for sequencing

$350 for known mutation

$700 for deletion/duplication analysis

Prenatal diagnosis for known mutation is $1000.  Please contact the laboratory for more information.

Contact For further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , MS, Lab Counselor at 1-800-473-9411.

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