Hyper-IgE Syndrome (HIES): STAT3 (Full Gene Sequencing)

CPT: 81479
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Test Details

Test Includes

This test covers all coding nucleotides of gene STAT3, plus at least two and typically 20 flanking intronic nucleotides upstream and downstream of each coding exon, covering the conserved donor and acceptor splice sites, as well as typically 20 flanking nucleotides in the 5′ and 3′ UTR.


Confirm a clinical diagnosis of HIES; detect carriers; allow early diagnosis of family members


This method does not reliably detect mosaic variants; large deletions; large duplications, inversions, or other rearrangements; or deep intronic variants. It may be affected by allele-dropout, it may not allow determination of the exact numbers of T/A or microsatellite repeats, and it does not allow any conclusion as to whether two heterozygous variants are present on the same or on different chromosome copies.

Results of this test are for investigational purposes only. The performance characteristics of this assay have been determined by LabCorp. The result should not be used as a diagnostic procedure without confirmation of the diagnosis by another medically established diagnostic product or procedure.


DNA sequencing

Reference Interval

Normal equals reference sequence or variants that are known or predicted to be benign; abnormal equals all other variants.

Additional Information

Hyper immunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES) is a dominantly inherited immune disorder characterized by elevated serum IgE levels, recurrent skin infections, recurrent lung infections, eczema, and connective tissue and skeletal abnormalities. Bacterial and fungal superinfections accompanying recurrent pneumonias, which often show atypical presentation, are a major cause of mortality. Mutations in STAT3 account for about 22% of HIES, with penetrance ranging from 33% to 100%. Genetic testing can confirm a clinical diagnosis of HIES and detect mutation carriers within affected families.

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood; DNA is accepted (Call 800-345-4363 for DNA collection information.)


2 mL


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube


Samples may be stored for brief periods at 4°C. Ship overnight at room temperature.

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Causes for Rejection

Container broken or leaking; container not labeled or label not legible; improper anticoagulant

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

In cases in which a known mutation can be documented, the physician may prefer to order test 252680.

Test orders must include an attestation that the provider has the patient's informed consent for genetic testing. See sample physician office consent form: Consent for Genetic Testing. In the case of family tests (ie, known mutations), please submit the result report of the first patient tested in the family (the index case), if not performed at a LabCorp facility. Other family members are subsequently tested for the specific mutation found in the first patient tested.


Paulson ML, Freeman AF, Holland SM. Hyper IgE syndrome: An update on clinical aspects and the role of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Dec; 8(6):527-533.18978467


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
252449 HIES: STAT3 41103-3 252186 Routing 41103-3

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