Aarskog Syndrome (FGD1) Sequencing

Disorder Aarskog syndrome
Gene Name FGD1
Clinical info Aarskog is an X-linked disorder. Affected males present with short stature, hypertelorism, shawl scrotum and joint hyperextensibility. Carrier females tend to be shorter than non-carriers and usually have subtle facial features. Males can have mild cognitive impairment.
Indications Molecular testing is useful to confirm the diagnosis and to identify the disease causing mutation within a family to allow for carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis.
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 6 weeks
Prenatal testing Prenatal diagnosis is available if the familial mutation is 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:  81404

Deletion/Duplication Analysis: 81229
Cost

$1800 for sequencing

$350 for known mutation

$700 for deletion/duplication analysis

$1000 for prenatal known mutation testing

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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