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Test Code FOXG1 SEQ FOXG1 Sequencing

Clinical System Name

FOXG1 (Rett) Full Sequencing

Description

Mutations in the FOXG1 gene cause the congenital variant of Rett syndrome, characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, abnormal movement and seizures.

 

Testing is appropriate for individuals with:

  • Microcephaly
  • Severe intellectual disability
  • Feeding problems
  • Seizures
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Features similar to patients with classic Rett syndrome: developmental delay, loss of language skills, or hand wringing

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood, cord blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA, Yellow/ACD A or B

Preferred Vol: 3 mL

Minimum Vol: 1 mL

 

Note: Heparin samples (Green tops) are unacceptable.

 

Specimen: Extracted DNA

Minimum: 10µg

Note: DNA concentration minimum 50 µg/mL; 260/280 ratio 1.70-2.00

  

Specimen: Cultured cells

Acceptable:  Fibroblasts

Container(s): T-25 flasks

Preferred Vol: 2 flasks

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Heparin

Spin: No

Aliquot: No

Temp: Refrigerate

Storage location: Molecular Genetics box in CPA refrigerator #2

 

Off-site collection: Refrigerate blood samples until ready to ship.  Transport all sample types at room temperature via overnight shipping.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Cultured cells Room temp 3 days
Whole blood, extracted DNA Room temp 3-5 days
Whole blood, extracted DNA Refrigerated 7 days
Extracted DNA Frozen ok

 

Note: Whole blood samples > 7days may be submitted to be assessed by our lab for acceptability for testing.

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Contact lab Monday - Friday 2-3 weeks

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory

Department

Department:  Molecular Genetics Laboratory

Phone: 206-987-3872

 

Lab Client Services: 206-987-2617

 

Lab Genetic Counselor: LabGC@seattlechildrens.org

Reference Range

Interpretive report will be provided

Methodology

Method: Bi-directional sequencing of all exons and exon-intron boundaries

 

Limitations: Mutations in the promoter region, large deletions, large duplications, or rare recombinant mutations may not be detected by this method.

CPT Codes

81404 (updated 2/3/16 by jconta)

Special Instructions

Links to: FOXG1 Syndrome

Requisition

Molecular Genetics

Clinical Utility

Mutations in the FOXG1 gene cause the congenital variant of Rett syndrome, characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, abnormal movement and seizures.

 

Testing is appropriate for individuals with:

  • Microcephaly
  • Severe intellectual disability
  • Feeding problems
  • Seizures
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Features similar to patients with classic Rett syndrome: developmental delay, loss of language skills, or hand wringing

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