Offers
Test

MYD88 - Mutation Analysis

The MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test is a specialized diagnostic test that is used to identify mutations in the MYD88 gene. This gene plays a critical role in the innate immune response, acting as an adaptor molecule to transduce signals from Toll-like receptors and the receptors of the interleukin-1 family. Mutations in the MYD88 gene have been associated with several lymphoid malignancies, including Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


  • Test NameMYD88 - Mutation Analysis
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredNo fasting is required for this test. Continue all medication as prescribed by your doctor and stay hydrated.
  • Report Time8 days

Detecting these mutations can provide valuable information for both diagnosing certain diseases and informing treatment strategies. This test is performed on a sample of blood and employs the method of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), a technique that amplifies the DNA in the sample, to identify mutations in the MYD88 gene.

Home Sample Collection Process
1
Book your convenient slot
Book your convenient slot
2
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
Sample Collection by Phlebotomist
3
Reporting of the sample at lab
Reporting of the sample at lab
4
Download Reports
Download Reports
Frequently Asked Questions

The test is primarily used to detect mutations in the MYD88 gene, which are linked to certain types of lymphomas. The presence of such mutations can help diagnose these conditions and guide treatment strategies.

The test is performed using a blood sample. The sample is treated and processed in a lab to identify any mutations in the MYD88 gene.

No specific preparation is required for this test. However, you should inform your doctor about any medications you're currently taking.

The results are typically available within 7 to 10 days.

A positive result indicates the presence of a mutation in the MYD88 gene, which is associated with an increased risk of certain types of lymphomas.

A negative result indicates that no MYD88 mutation was detected in the sample tested.

The test involves a simple blood draw, which may cause slight discomfort but is generally not painful.

The risks associated with a blood draw are minimal. They might include slight bleeding, bruising, or infection at the puncture site.

The MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test is highly accurate, but like all tests, there's a small chance of a false positive or false negative result.

The test can detect mutations associated with certain types of lymphomas, but a diagnosis will typically involve other tests and clinical evaluation as well.

Yes, the identification of a MYD88 mutation can provide valuable information to guide treatment strategies in certain types of lymphomas.

The blood sample must be collected by a healthcare professional, so it can't be done at home.

Yes, there are no dietary restrictions for this test. However, it's always good to stay hydrated for any blood draw.

If you have a severe bleeding or clotting disorder, inform your healthcare provider before the test.It's important to understand that laws are in place in many countries to prevent genetic discrimination, but you should discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider and insurance company.

The MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test is a highly reliable and well-established technique for identifying mutations in the MYD88 gene. However, as with any test, there may be a small chance of false-positive or false-negative results.

Yes, the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test can be performed during pregnancy. The test uses a blood sample, so it poses no risk to the fetus. However, as always, you should discuss all tests with your healthcare provider during pregnancy.

In some cases, the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test may be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for lymphoma, but this is usually determined by your healthcare provider.

Not necessarily. The MYD88 gene mutations associated with lymphomas are typically not inherited but acquired during a person's lifetime in certain cells. They do not affect the whole body or get passed on to children.

The presence of a MYD88 mutation can influence the choice of treatment strategy for certain types of lymphomas. While these conditions may not always be curable, they are often manageable with appropriate treatment.

If your test results show a mutation in the MYD88 gene, it's important to discuss the findings with your healthcare provider. They can provide you with detailed information about what this means for your health and what steps should be taken next.

A negative result on the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test can rule out the presence of certain mutations associated with lymphoma, but it does not rule out the possibility of lymphoma altogether. Other types of testing, along with a full clinical evaluation, would be necessary to confirm or rule out a lymphoma diagnosis.

While the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test is highly accurate, no test is 100% accurate all the time. There is a small chance of a false positive or false negative result.

Yes, the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test is a type of genetic test because it looks at a specific gene (MYD88) for mutations. However, the mutations this test looks for are usually not inherited but acquired during a person's lifetime in certain cells.

Yes, you can take the MYD88 - Mutation Analysis test if you have already been diagnosed with lymphoma. The test may provide additional information that can help guide your treatment plan.

MYD88 - MUTATION ANALYSIS
₹ 7500
Book Your Slot
Locations Near You in Hyderabad
  • 4KM from Madhapur
  • 3KM from Banjara Hills
  • 1.9KM from Yusufguda
  • 3KM from Madhura Nagar
  • 5KM from Shaikpet