Epilepsy and X-linked Developmental Delay Panel

PLUSbpg-method Plus Analysis combines Sequence + Del/Dup (CNV) Analysis providing increased diagnostic yield in certain clinical conditions, where the underlying genetic defect may be detectable by either of the analysis methods. Results in 3–4 weeks. SEQbpg-method Our Sequence Analysis is based on a proprietary targeted sequencing method OS-Seq™ and offers panels targeted for genes associated with certain phenotypes. A standard way to analyze NGS data for finding the genetic cause for Mendelian disorders. Results in 3–4 weeks. DEL/DUPbpg-method Targeted Del/Dup (CNV) analysis is used to detect bigger disease causing deletions or duplications from the disease-associated genes. Results in 3–4 weeks.

Test code: NE0901

The Blueprint Genetics Epilepsy and X-linked Developmental Delay Panel is a 22 gene test for genetic diagnostics of patients with clinical suspicion of epilepsy and X-linked developmental delay.

This panel includes syndromic and nonsyndromic X-linked developmental delay disorders, where seizures are a defining manifestation. Also such syndromes and isolated traits are included to the panel, where seizures occur frequently, but are not defining. This panel is part of the broader X-linked Developmental Delay Panel and Comprehensive Epilepsy Panel.

About Epilepsy and X-linked Developmental Delay

Developmental delay (also known as intellectual disability) occurs as an isolated X-linked trait and as a component of recognizable X-linked syndromes. Epileptic seizures accompany developmental delay in almost half of these X-linked disorders. In some X-linked developmental delay syndromes seizures begin in infancy, often before developmental delay has been noted. The spectrum of seizures found in these syndromes is broad, varying in time of onset, type of seizure, and response to anticonvulsant therapy. The majority of the genes associated with epilepsy and X-linked developmental delay have now been identified and can be offered as a diagnostic tool for patients.

Availability

Results in 3-4 weeks. We do not offer a maternal cell contamination (MCC) test at the moment. We offer prenatal testing only for cases where the maternal cell contamination studies (MCC) are done by a local genetic laboratory. Read more: http://blueprintgenetics.com/faqs/#prenatal

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Genes in the Epilepsy and X-linked Developmental Delay Panel and their clinical significance
Gene Associated phenotypes Inheritance ClinVar HGMD
ARHGEF9 Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile XL 3 11
ARX Lissencephaly, Epileptic encephalopathy, Corpus callosum, agenesis of, with abnormal genitalia, Partington syndrome, Proud syndrome, Hydranencephaly with abnormal genitalia, Mental retardation XL 56 80
ATRX Carpenter-Waziri syndrome, Alpha-thalassemia/mental retardation syndrome, Holmes-Gang syndrome, Juberg-Marsidi syndrome, Smith-Fineman-Myers syndrome, Mental retardation-hypotonic facies syndrome XL 42 149
CASK Mental retardation and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia, FG syndrome, Mental retardation XL 43 80
CDKL5 Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, Rett syndrome, atypical, Angelman-like syndrome XL 222 254
CUL4B Mental retardation, syndromic, Cabezas XL 9 34
GRIA3 Mental retardation XL 9 17
HSD17B10 17-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase X deficiency, Mental retardation, syndromic XL 8 12
IQSEC2 Mental retardation XL 16 36
KDM5C Mental retardation, syndromic, Claes-Jensen XL 21 44
MECP2 Angelman-like syndrome, Autism, Rett syndrome, Encephalopathy, Mental retardation XL 429 937
MED12 Ohdo syndrome, Mental retardation, with Marfanoid habitus, FG syndrome, Opitz-Kaveggia syndrome, Lujan-Fryns syndrome XL 17 19
OFD1 Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome, Retinitis pigmentosa, Orofaciodigital syndrome, Joubert syndrome XL 129 148
OPHN1 Mental retardation, with cerebellar hypoplasia and distinctive facial appearance XL 13 34
PCDH19 Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile XL 62 141
PGK1 Phosphoglycerate kinase 1 deficiency XL 14 26
PHF6 Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome XL 15 27
RAB39B Waisman parkinsonism-mental retardation syndrome, Mental retardation XL 4 11
SLC9A6 Mental retardation, syndromic, Christianson XL 21 18
SMS Mental retardation, Snyder-Robinson XL 9 10
SYN1 Epilepsy, with variable learning disabilities and behavior disorders XL 7 5
UBE2A Mental retardation, syndromic, Nascimento XL 4 21

*Some regions of the gene are duplicated in the genome leading to limited sensitivity within the regions. Thus, low-quality variants are filtered out from the duplicated regions and only high-quality variants confirmed by other methods are reported out. Read more.

Gene, refers to HGNC approved gene symbol; Inheritance to inheritance patterns such as autosomal dominant (AD), autosomal recessive (AR) and X-linked (XL); ClinVar, refers to a number of variants in the gene classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic in ClinVar (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar/); HGMD, refers to a number of variants with possible disease association in the gene listed in Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD, http://www.hgmd.cf.ac.uk/ac/). The list of associated (gene specific) phenotypes are generated from CDG (http://research.nhgri.nih.gov/CGD/) or Orphanet (http://www.orpha.net/) databases.

Blueprint Genetics offers a comprehensive Epilepsy and X-linked Developmental Delay Panel that covers classical genes associated with epilepsy and X-linked mental retardation. The genes are carefully selected based on the existing scientific evidence, our experience and most current mutation databases. Candidate genes are excluded from this first-line diagnostic test. The test does not recognise balanced translocations or complex inversions, and it may not detect low-level mosaicism. The test should not be used for analysis of sequence repeats or for diagnosis of disorders caused by mutations in the mitochondrial DNA.

Analytical validation is a continuous process at Blueprint Genetics. Our mission is to improve the quality of the sequencing process and each modification is followed by our standardized validation process. Average sensitivity and specificity in Blueprint NGS Panels is 99.3% and 99.9% for detecting SNPs. Sensitivity to for indels vary depending on the size of the alteration: 1-10bps (96.0%), 11-20 bps (88.4%) and 21-30 bps (66.7%). The longest detected indel was 46 bps by sequence analysis. Detection limit for Del/Dup (CNV) analysis varies through the genome depending on exon size, sequencing coverage and sequence content. The sensitivity is 71.5% for single exon deletions and duplications and 99% for three exons’ deletions and duplications. We have validated the assays for different starting materials including EDTA-blood, isolated DNA (no FFPE) and saliva that all provide high-quality results. The diagnostic yield varies substantially depending on the used assay, referring healthcare professional, hospital and country. Blueprint Genetics’ Plus Analysis (Seq+Del/Dup) maximizes the chance to find molecular genetic diagnosis for your patient although Sequence Analysis or Del/Dup Analysis may be cost-effective first line test if your patient’s phenotype is suggestive for a specific mutation profile.

The sequencing data generated in our laboratory is analyzed with our proprietary data analysis and annotation pipeline, integrating state-of-the art algorithms and industry-standard software solutions. Incorporation of rigorous quality control steps throughout the workflow of the pipeline ensures the consistency, validity and accuracy of results. The highest relevance in the reported variants is achieved through elimination of false positive findings based on variability data for thousands of publicly available human reference sequences and validation against our in-house curated mutation database as well as the most current and relevant human mutation databases. Reference databases currently used are the 1000 Genomes Project (http://www.1000genomes.org), the NHLBI GO Exome Sequencing Project (ESP; http://evs.gs.washington.edu/EVS), the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC; http://exac.broadinstitute.org), ClinVar database of genotype-phenotype associations (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar) and the Human Gene Mutation Database (http://www.hgmd.cf.ac.uk). The consequence of variants in coding and splice regions are estimated using the following in silico variant prediction tools: SIFT (http://sift.jcvi.org), Polyphen (http://genetics.bwh.harvard.edu/pph2/), and Mutation Taster (http://www.mutationtaster.org).

Through our online ordering and statement reporting system, Nucleus, the customer can access specific details of the analysis of the patient. This includes coverage and quality specifications and other relevant information on the analysis. This represents our mission to build fully transparent diagnostics where the customer gains easy access to crucial details of the analysis process.

In addition to our cutting-edge patented sequencing technology and proprietary bioinformatics pipeline, we also provide the customers with the best-informed clinical report on the market. Clinical interpretation requires fundamental clinical and genetic understanding. At Blueprint Genetics our geneticists and clinicians, who together evaluate the results from the sequence analysis pipeline in the context of phenotype information provided in the requisition form, prepare the clinical statement. Our goal is to provide clinically meaningful statements that are understandable for all medical professionals, even without training in genetics.

Variants reported in the statement are always classified using the Blueprint Genetics Variant Classification Scheme modified from the ACMG guidelines (Richards et al. 2015), which has been developed by evaluating existing literature, databases and with thousands of clinical cases analyzed in our laboratory. Variant classification forms the corner stone of clinical interpretation and following patient management decisions. Our statement also includes allele frequencies in reference populations and in silico predictions. We also provide PubMed IDs to the articles or submission numbers to public databases that have been used in the interpretation of the detected variants. In our conclusion, we summarize all the existing information and provide our rationale for the classification of the variant.

A final component of the analysis is the Sanger confirmation of the variants classified as likely pathogenic or pathogenic. This does not only bring confidence to the results obtained by our NGS solution but establishes the mutation specific test for family members. Sanger sequencing is also used occasionally with other variants reported in the statement. In the case of variant of uncertain significance (VUS) we do not recommend risk stratification based on the genetic finding. Furthermore, in the case VUS we do not recommend use of genetic information in patient management or genetic counseling. For some cases Blueprint Genetics offers a special free of charge service to investigate the role of identified VUS.

We constantly follow genetic literature adapting new relevant information and findings to our diagnostics. Relevant novel discoveries can be rapidly translated and adopted into our diagnostics without delay. These processes ensure that our diagnostic panels and clinical statements remain the most up-to-date on the market.

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ICD & CPT codes

CPT codes

SEQ81479
DEL/DUP81479

Accepted sample types

  • EDTA blood, min. 1 ml
  • Purified DNA, min. 5μg
  • Saliva (Oragene DNA OG-500 kit)

Label the sample tube with your patient’s name, date of birth and the date of sample collection.

Note that we do not accept DNA samples isolated from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.

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