Autoinflammatory Syndrome Panel

Updated
Summary
  • Is a 33 gene panel that includes assessment of non-coding variants.
  • Is ideal for patients with a clinical suspicion of an autoinflammatory syndrome. Genes on this Panel are included on the Primary Immunodeficiency Panel.

Analysis methods
  • PLUS
Availability

4 weeks

Number of genes

33

Test code

IM0201

Panel size

Small

CPT code *
81479
* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Summary

The Blueprint Genetics Autoinflammatory Syndrome Panel (test code IM0201):

ICD codes

Commonly used ICD-10 code(s) when ordering the Autoinflammatory Syndrome Panel

ICD-10 Disease
E85.0 Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
E85.0 Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome (HIDS)
E85.0 Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS)
E85.0 Muckle-Wells syndrome (MWS)
E85.0 Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome 2 (FCAS2)
E85.0 Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS)
E85.0 Chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous articular syndrome (CINCA)
D70.9 Congenital neutropenia
D70.9 Cyclic neutropenia

Sample Requirements

  • Blood (min. 1ml) in an EDTA tube
  • Extracted DNA, min. 2 μg in TE buffer or equivalent
  • Saliva (Oragene DNA OG-500 kit/OGD-500 or OG-575 & OGD-575)

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. Read more about our sample requirements here.

Autoinflammatory syndromes are a group of diseases characterized by recurrent episodes of inflammation without evidence of auto-antigen exposure. Episodes can occur periodically or irregularly. Hereditary periodic fevers are typical examples of diseases within this group. In addition to fever and localized inflammation, these diseases may cause other syndrome-specific symptoms. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common of periodic fever syndromes having a prevalence of 1:250 to 1:1,000 in different populations. It is the most common in the eastern Mediterranean region. Other syndromes are much rarer. The penetrance of periodic fever syndromes varies – it is high in some specific diseases, but may be reduced in others. Also, the inheritance models vary being typically autosomal recessive for example for familial Mediterranean fever and mevalonic aciduria, while it is autosomal dominant for tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome and for familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome.

Genes in the Autoinflammatory Syndrome Panel and their clinical significance

Gene Associated phenotypes Inheritance ClinVar HGMD
ACP5 Spondyloenchondrodysplasia with immune dysregulation AR 12 26
ADAR Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria, Aicardi-Goutières syndrome AD/AR 25 226
CARD14 Psoriasis AD 9 29
DDX58 Singleton-Merten syndrome AD 4 3
ELANE Neutropenia AD 43 217
IFIH1 Singleton-Merten syndrome, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome 7 AD/AR 14 19
IL1RN Osteomyelitis, sterile multifocal, with periostitis and pustulosis AR 6 12
IL36RN Pustular psoriasis, generalized AR 6 26
ISG15 Immunodeficiency, with basal ganglia calcification AR 3 3
LPIN2 Majeed syndrome AR 12 14
MEFV Familial Mediterranean fever AD/AR 29 182
MVK Mevalonic aciduria, Hyper-IgD syndrome, Porokeratosis 3, multiple types AD/AR 35 181
NLRC4 Autoinflammation with infantile enterocolitis (AIFEC), Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome 4 AD 6 8
NLRP1 Palmoplantar carcinoma, multiple self-healing, Autoinflammation with arthritis and dyskeratosis AD/AR 5 15
NLRP12 Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome AD 12 12
NLRP3 Neonatal onset multisystem inflammatory disease (NOMID), Muckle-Wells syndrome, Chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous articular (CINCA) syndrome, Familial cold-induced autoinflammatory syndrome 1 AD 20 136
NOD2 Blau syndrome, Sarcoidosis, early-onset AD/AR 12 70
OTULIN Autoinflammation, panniculitis, and dermatosis syndrome (AIPDS) AR 8 3
PLCG2 Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome 3 (PLAID), Autoinflammation, antibody deficiency, and immune dysregulation syndrome (APLAID) AD 7 13
PRG4 Camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome AR 6 35
PSENEN Acne inversa, familial, 2 AD 7 17
PSMB8 Nakajo-Nishimura syndrome, Chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature syndrome, Autoinflammation, lipodystrophy, and dermatosis syndrome, Joint contractures, muscular atrophy, microcytic anemia, and panniculitis-induced lipodystrophy syndrome AR 5 9
PSTPIP1 Pyogenic sterile arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and acne AD 5 29
RNASEH2A Aicardi-Goutières syndrome AR 13 21
RNASEH2B Aicardi-Goutières syndrome AR 16 41
RNASEH2C Aicardi-Goutières syndrome AR 6 14
SAMHD1 Aicardi-Goutières syndrome, Chilblain lupus 2 AD/AR 25 56
SLC29A3 Histiocytosis-lymphadenopathy plus syndrome, Dysosteosclerosis AR 17 25
TMEM173 STING-associated vasculopathy, infantile-onsent (SAVI) AD 4 10
TNFAIP3 Autoinflammatory syndrome, familial, Behcet-like AD 8 23
TNFRSF1A# Periodic fever (TNF receptor-associated periodic syndrome) AD 19 106
TREX1 Vasculopathy, retinal, with cerebral leukodystrophy, Chilblain lupus, Aicardi-Goutières syndrome AD/AR 30 71
TRNT1 Retinitis pigmentosa and erythrocytic microcytosis, Sideroblastic anemia with B-cell immunodeficiency, periodic fevers, and developmental delay AR 13 26

* Some, or all, of the gene is duplicated in the genome. Read more.

# The gene has suboptimal coverage (means <90% of the gene’s target nucleotides are covered at >20x with mapping quality score (MQ>20) reads), and/or the gene has exons listed under Test limitations section that are not included in the panel as they are not sufficiently covered with high quality sequence reads.

The sensitivity to detect variants may be limited in genes marked with an asterisk (*) or number sign (#)

Gene refers to the HGNC approved gene symbol; Inheritance refers to inheritance patterns such as autosomal dominant (AD), autosomal recessive (AR), mitochondrial (mi), X-linked (XL), X-linked dominant (XLD) and X-linked recessive (XLR); ClinVar refers to the number of variants in the gene classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic in this database (ClinVar); HGMD refers to the number of variants with possible disease association in the gene listed in Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD). The list of associated, gene specific phenotypes are generated from CGD or Mitomap databases.

Non-coding variants covered by Autoinflammatory Syndrome Panel

Gene Genomic location HG19 HGVS RefSeq RS-number
MEFV Chr16:3306599 c.-12C>G NM_000243.2 rs104895148
MEFV Chr16:3306969 c.-382C>G NM_000243.2
MVK Chr12:110029032 c.769-7dupT NM_000431.2 rs104895348
PSENEN Chr19:36236501 c.-192_-190delAGA NM_172341.2 rs554724520
RNASEH2B Chr13:51501530 c.65-13G>A NM_024570.3
RNASEH2B Chr13:51519550 c.511-13G>A NM_024570.3
SLC29A3 Chr10:73122778 c.*413G>A NM_018344.5
TRNT1 Chr3:3188088 c.609-26T>C NM_182916.2

Added and removed genes from the panel

Genes added Genes removed
PRG4

Test Strengths

The strengths of this test include:
  • CAP accredited laboratory
  • CLIA-certified personnel performing clinical testing in a CLIA-certified laboratory
  • Powerful sequencing technologies, advanced target enrichment methods and precision bioinformatics pipelines ensure superior analytical performance
  • Careful construction of clinically effective and scientifically justified gene panels
  • Some of the panels include the whole mitochondrial genome (please see the Panel Content section)
  • Our Nucleus online portal providing transparent and easy access to quality and performance data at the patient level
  • Our publicly available analytic validation demonstrating complete details of test performance
  • ~2,000 non-coding disease causing variants in our clinical grade NGS assay for panels (please see ‘Non-coding disease causing variants covered by this panel’ in the Panel Content section)
  • Our rigorous variant classification scheme
  • Our systematic clinical interpretation workflow using proprietary software enabling accurate and traceable processing of NGS data
  • Our comprehensive clinical statements

Test Limitations

The following exons are not included in the panel as they are not sufficiently covered with high quality sequence reads: TNFRSF1A (NM_001346092:6). Genes with suboptimal coverage in our assay are marked with number sign (#). Gene is considered to have suboptimal coverage when >90% of the gene’s target nucleotides are not covered at >20x with mapping quality score (MQ>20) reads. The technology may have limited sensitivity to detect variants in genes marked with these symbols (please see the Panel content table above).

This test does not detect the following:
  • Complex inversions
  • Gene conversions
  • Balanced translocations
  • Some of the panels include the whole mitochondrial genome but not all (please see the Panel Content section)
  • Repeat expansion disorders unless specifically mentioned
  • Non-coding variants deeper than ±20 base pairs from exon-intron boundary unless otherwise indicated (please see above Panel Content / non-coding variants covered by the panel).
This test may not reliably detect the following:
  • Low level mosaicism in nuclear genes (variant with a minor allele fraction of 14.6% is detected with 90% probability)
  • Stretches of mononucleotide repeats
  • Low level heteroplasmy in mtDNA (>90% are detected at 5% level)
  • Indels larger than 50bp
  • Single exon deletions or duplications
  • Variants within pseudogene regions/duplicated segments
  • Some disease causing variants present in mtDNA are not detectable from blood, thus post-mitotic tissue such as skeletal muscle may be required for establishing molecular diagnosis.

The sensitivity of this test may be reduced if DNA is extracted by a laboratory other than Blueprint Genetics.

For additional information, please refer to the Test performance section and see our Analytic Validation.

The genes on the panel have been carefully selected based on scientific literature, mutation databases and our experience.

Our panels are sectioned from our high-quality, clinical grade NGS assay. Please see our sequencing and detection performance table for details regarding our ability to detect different types of alterations (Table).

Assays have been validated for various sample types including EDTA-blood, isolated DNA (excluding from formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue), saliva and dry blood spots (filter cards). These sample types were selected in order to maximize the likelihood for high-quality DNA yield. The diagnostic yield varies depending on the assay used, referring healthcare professional, hospital and country. Plus analysis increases the likelihood of finding a genetic diagnosis for your patient, as large deletions and duplications cannot be detected using sequence analysis alone. Blueprint Genetics’ Plus Analysis is a combination of both sequencing and deletion/duplication (copy number variant (CNV)) analysis.

Performance of Blueprint Genetics high-quality, clinical grade NGS sequencing assay for panels.

Sensitivity % (TP/(TP+FN) Specificity %
Single nucleotide variants 99.89% (99,153/99,266) >99.9999%
Insertions, deletions and indels by sequence analysis
1-10 bps 99.2% (7,745/7,806) >99.9999%
11-50 bps 99.13% (2,524/2,546) >99.9999%
Copy number variants (exon level dels/dups)
1 exon level deletion (heterozygous) 100% (20/20) NA
1 exon level deletion (homozygous) 100% (5/5) NA
1 exon level deletion (het or homo) 100% (25/25) NA
2-7 exon level deletion (het or homo) 100% (44/44) NA
1-9 exon level duplication (het or homo) 75% (6/8) NA
Simulated CNV detection
5 exons level deletion/duplication 98.7% 100.00%
     
Size range (0.1-47 Mb) 100% (25/25)
     
The performance presented above reached by Blueprint Genetics high-quality, clinical grade NGS sequencing assay with the following coverage metrics
     
Mean sequencing depth 143X
Nucleotides with >20x sequencing coverage (%) 99.86%


Performance of Blueprint Genetics Mitochondrial Sequencing Assay.

Specificity
ANALYTIC VALIDATION (NA samples; n=4)
Single nucleotide variants
Heteroplasmic (45-100%) 100.0% (50/50) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (35-45%) 100.0% (87/87) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (25-35%) 100.0% (73/73) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (15-25%) 100.0% (77/77) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (10-15%) 100.0% (74/74) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (5-10%) 100.0% (3/3) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (<5%) 50.0% (2/4) 100.0%
CLINICAL VALIDATION (n=76 samples)
All types
Single nucleotide variants n=2084 SNVs
Heteroplasmic (45-100%) 100.0% (1940/1940) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (35-45%) 100.0% (4/4) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (25-35%) 100.0% (3/3) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (15-25%) 100.0% (3/3) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (10-15%) 100.0% (9/9) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (5-10%) 92.9%(12/13) 99.98%
Heteroplasmic (<5%) 88.7% (47/53) 99.93%
Insertions and deletions by sequence analysis n=42 indels
Heteroplasmic (45-100%) 1-10bp 100.0% (32/32) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (5-45%) 1-10bp 100.0% (3/3) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (<5%) 1-10bp 100.0% (5/5) >0.9999
SIMULATION DATA /(mitomap mutations)
Insertions, and deletions 1-24 bps by sequence analysis; n=17
Homoplasmic (100%) 1-24bp 100.0% (17/17) 99.98%
Heteroplasmic (50%) 100.0% (17/17) 99.99%
Heteroplasmic (25%) 100.0% (17/17) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (20%) 100.0% (17/17) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (15%) 100.0% (17/17) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (10%) 94.1% (16/17) 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (5%) 94.1% (16/17) 100.0%
Copy number variants (separate artifical mutations; n=1500)
Homoplasmic (100%) 500 bp, 1kb, 5 kb 100.0% 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (50%) 500 bp, 1kb, 5 kb 100.0% 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (30%) 500 bp, 1kb, 5 kb 100.0% 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (20%) 500 bp, 1kb, 5 kb 99.7% 100.0%
Heteroplasmic (10%) 500 bp, 1kb, 5 kb 99.0% 100.0%
The performance presented above reached by following coverage metrics at assay level (n=66)
Mean of medians Median of medians
Mean sequencing depth MQ0 (clinical) 18224X 17366X
Nucleotides with >1000x MQ0 sequencing coverage (%) (clinical) 100%
rho zero cell line (=no mtDNA), mean sequencing depth 12X

Bioinformatics

The target region for each gene includes coding exons and ±20 base pairs from the exon-intron boundary. In addition, the panel includes non-coding and regulatory variants if listed above (Non-coding variants covered by the panel). Some regions of the gene(s) may be removed from the panel if specifically mentioned in the ‘Test limitations” section above. If the test includes the mitochondrial genome the target region gene list contains the mitochondrial genes. 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. Our pipeline is streamlined to maximize sensitivity without sacrificing specificity. We have incorporated a number of reference population databases and mutation databases including, but not limited, to 1000 Genomes Project, gnomAD, ClinVar and HGMD into our clinical interpretation software to make the process effective and efficient. For missense variants, in silico variant prediction tools such as  SIFT, PolyPhen, MutationTaster are used to assist with variant classification. Through our online ordering and statement reporting system, Nucleus, ordering providers have access to the details of the analysis, including patient specific sequencing metrics, a gene level coverage plot and a list of regions with suboptimal coverage (<20X for nuclear genes and <1000X for mtDNA) if applicable. This reflects our mission to build fully transparent diagnostics where ordering providers can easily visualize the crucial details of the analysis process.

Clinical interpretation

We provide customers with the most comprehensive clinical report available on the market. Clinical interpretation requires a fundamental understanding of clinical genetics and genetic principles. At Blueprint Genetics, our PhD molecular geneticists, medical geneticists and clinical consultants prepare the clinical statement together by evaluating the identified variants in the context of the phenotypic information provided in the requisition form. Our goal is to provide clinically meaningful statements that are understandable for all medical professionals regardless of whether they have formal training in genetics.

Variant classification is the corner stone of clinical interpretation and resulting patient management decisions. Our classifications follow the Blueprint Genetics Variant Classification Schemes based on the ACMG guideline 2015. Minor modifications were made to increase reproducibility of the variant classification and improve the clinical validity of the report. Our experience with tens of thousands of clinical cases analyzed at our laboratory allowed us to further develop the industry standard.

The final step in the analysis is orthogonal confirmation. Sequence and copy number variants classified as pathogenic, likely pathogenic and variants of uncertain significance (VUS) are confirmed using bi-directional Sanger sequencing by orthogonal methods such as qPCR/ddPCR when they do not meet our stringent NGS quality metrics for a true positive call.

Our clinical statement includes tables for sequencing and copy number variants that include basic variant information (genomic coordinates, HGVS nomenclature, zygosity, allele frequencies, in silico predictions, OMIM phenotypes and classification of the variant). In addition, the statement includes detailed descriptions of the variant, gene and phenotype(s) including the role of the specific gene in human disease, the mutation profile, information about the gene’s variation in population cohorts and detailed information about related phenotypes. We also provide links to the references, abstracts and variant databases used to help ordering providers further evaluate the reported findings if desired. The conclusion summarizes all of the existing information and provides our rationale for the classification of the variant.

Identification of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants in dominant disorders or their combinations in different alleles in recessive disorders are considered molecular confirmation of the clinical diagnosis. In these cases, family member testing can be used for risk stratification. We do not recommend using variants of uncertain significance (VUS) for family member risk stratification or patient management. Genetic counseling is recommended.

Our interpretation team analyzes millions of variants from thousands of individuals with rare diseases. Our internal database and our understanding of variants and related phenotypes increases with every case analyzed. Our laboratory is therefore well-positioned to re-classify previously reported variants as new information becomes available. If a variant previously reported by Blueprint Genetics is re-classified, our laboratory will issue a follow-up statement to the original ordering health care provider at no additional cost.

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