The goals of the Association for Molecular Pathology Clinical Practice Committee's Pharmacogenomics (PGx) Working Group are to define the key attributes of pharmacogenetic alleles recommended for clinical testing and a minimum set of variants that should be included in clinical PGx genotyping assays. This article provides recommendations for a minimum panel of variant alleles (Tier 1) and an extended panel of variant alleles (Tier 2) that will aid clinical laboratories when designing assays for PGx testing. The Association for Molecular Pathology PGx Working Group considered the functional impact of the variant alleles, allele frequencies in multiethnic populations, the availability of reference materials, as well as other technical considerations for PGx testing when developing these recommendations. The ultimate goal of this Working Group is to promote standardization of PGx gene/allele testing across clinical laboratories. This article focuses on clinical TPMT and NUDT15 PGx testing, which may be applied to all thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) and nudix hydrolase 15 (NUDT15)–related medications. These recommendations are not to be interpreted as prescriptive, but to provide a reference guide.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Molecular Medicine