Calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) gene sequencing analysis-994

Test info

Calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) gene sequencing analysis
CASR gene


EDTA whole blood
3.0 mL
1.0 mL

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

ACD whole blood

Yellow ACD (A or B)




Yellow ACD (A or B)


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Ambient (preferred) - 28 days

Refrigerated - 28 days

  • Serum or plasma specimens
  • Frozen samples
  • Hemolyzed sample


Esoterix Endocrinology (804513) via LabCorp (504513): R-NX
Batched/as needed
24 days

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Sanger sequencing of targeted CASR exons, gel electrophoresis

Clinical and Interpretive info


An interpretive report will be provided


CASR encodes the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) which, when activated (1) inhibits secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH), (2) stimulates calcitonin release from the thyroid, and (3) stimulates urinary calcium excretion. CASR mutations can result in calcium dysregulation:

  • Heterozygous inactivating mutations cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH)
  • Homozygous inactivating mutations cause neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT)
  • Heterozygous activating mutations cause autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) or Bartter syndrome type V

Detection rates range from 18-70% for hypercalcemia and approximately 40% for hypocalcemia, as there are additional genes that affect calcium regulation.

Identification of CASR mutations can be used to:

  • Determine the cause of hypercalcemia in patients considering parathyroid surgery (CASR mutations are not usually associated with PTH-producing tumors)
  • Confirm the diagnosis of NSHPT, leading to urgent parathyroidectomy
  • Identify individuals with ADH who are at risk for developing kidney stones with vitamin D supplements
  • Influence treatment options with calcimimetic or calcilytic therapies


This test may require preauthorization from the insurance provider. Check the payer guidelines and, if needed, obtain the pre-authorization prior to sample collection.
Result 82534-9