Sotos syndrome (NSD1) sequencing and MLPA

Disorder Sotos syndrome
Gene Name NSD1
Clinical info Sotos syndrome is an autosomal dominant overgrowth condition due to mutations in the NSD1 gene, which has been localized to 5q35. Individuals present with a typical facial appearance, including a long narrow face and prominent narrow jaw, down-slanting palpebral fissures, frontal bossing, malar flushing and a sparsity of hair in the frontotemporal region.  Developmental delay is also a common feature. Sequencing of the NSD1 gene and MLPA deletion/duplication analysis can be ordered concurrently, sequentially or separately.
Indications Molecular testing is useful to confirm the diagnosis and to identify the disease causing mutation within a family to allow for prenatal diagnosis.
Detection Approximately 80-90% of patients with Sotos syndrome will have an identifiable abnormality in NSD1.
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 Sequencing: 6 weeks
Deletion/Duplication: 2 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 Sequencing - unknown mutation
81406

Known mutation
81403

MLPA analysis
81405
Cost

$2400 for sequencing
$350 for known mutation
$500 for MLPA analysis

$1000 for prenatal known mutation testing

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