Malformations

Genetic testing for malformations

Our panels include over 3,900 genes selected based on curated gene reviews, variant databases (HGMD and ClinVar), most recent literature, and customer requests. We offer enhanced clinical utility, maximized diagnostic yield, empowered differential diagnosis as well as analytically validated up-to-date genes across all our panels. Difficult-to-sequence genes are covered with high quality enabling true diagnostic impact in challenging patient cases.

Inherited skeletal diseases are difficult to subtype and classify into categories. The design and gene selection of our skeletal disease panels follows Bonafe et al. (Nosology and Classification of Genetic Skeletal Disorders: 2015 Revision; PMID: 26394607).

In addition to many disorder-specific panels, larger disease groups are also targeted. Specifically, our Macrocephaly/Overgrowth Syndrome Panel and Microcephaly and Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Panel are suitable for patients with abnormalities in skull structure and symptoms that substantially overlap with neurological diseases. Similarly, our Neuronal Migration Disorder Panel covers a broader set of genes related to holoprosencephaly, lissencephaly, and polymicrogyria. Additionally, our Comprehensive Skeletal/Malformation Syndrome Panel covers all genes included in the unique panels, providing maximal differential diagnostic power in the field.

What genetic diagnostics can offer patients with hereditary malformations

Genetic diagnostics is the most efficient way to subtype these diseases and provide the necessary information to make confident individualized treatment and management decisions. Moreover, identifying the causative mutation establishes the mode of inheritance within the family, which is essential for well-informed genetic counseling. Additionally, genetic diagnosis can help in family planning.

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