Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Ic (ALG6) Sequencing

Disorder Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation Ic (CDG Ic)
Gene Name ALG6
Clinical info Congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) Ic is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a deficiency of a specific glucosyltransferase encoded by ALG6. Patients will present with milder involvement than those with CDG Ia with primarily neurological involvement.
Indications Molecular testing is useful to confirm the diagnosis and to identify the disease causing mutations within a family to allow for carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis.
Detection Sequencing of the gene will detect over 95% of the causative mutations in patients with CDG Ic.
Associated Tests Transferrin isoelectric focusing screen for congenital disorders of glycoslation
Molecular testing for CDG Ia
Molecular testing for CDG Ib
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 21 days
Prenatal testing Prenatal diagnosis is available if the familial mutations are 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: 8129
Cost $1000 for sequencing

$350 for known mutation

$700 for deletion/duplication analysis

Prenatal diagnosis for known mutation is $1000.  Please contact the laboratory for more information.

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