A majority of individuals with XLID are non-syndromic with no other features to assist in diagnosis. Because of the number of genes involved, it is very difficult to identify which X-linked gene may be responsible for the phenotype in any given patient. Simultaneous testing of all known XLID genes in a single study provides a significant diagnostic advantage over single gene sequencing. Additional benefits for the patient and families include:
- Providing information for recurrence risk and family planning and allowing for presymptomatic support
- Helping physicians determine appropriate follow-up testing and develop a health maintenance plan
- Predicting better patient prognostic value
- Assisting researchers in the understanding of the molecular basis of disease in the hope for treatments and cures
- Assessing the possibility of therapy for some forms of XLID
- Individuals with a clinical and family history consistent with an X-linked intellectual disability disorder after fragile X testing and genomic array testing are normal.
- Carrier testing in adult females with a family history of X-linked intellectual disability.
Please note that a "backbone" of probes across the entire genome are included on the array for analytical and quality control purposes. Rarely, off-target copy number variants causative of disease may be identified that may or may not be related to the patient's phenotype. Only known pathogenic off-target copy number variants will be reported. Off-target copy number variants of unknown clinical significance will not be reported.
Submit only 1 of the following specimen types
Type: Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements:In EDTA (purple top) tube:
Infants (<2 years): 2-3 ml
Children (>2 years): 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Ship sample at room temperature with overnight delivery.
Type: Isolated DNA
Specimen Requirements:In microtainer: 10 ug
Isolation using the QiagenTM Puregene kit for DNA extraction is recommended.
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Refrigerate until time of shipment in 100 ng/ul of TE buffer. Ship sample at room temperature with overnight delivery.
- The Autism Panel is available to detect the most common known genetic causes of autism/ID. The autism panel includes testing for fragile X syndrome and chromosome microarray analysis (using oligonucleotide array) and is recommended before XLID gene sequencing panel testing.
- Testing is also available for individual XLID genes that have specific phenotypes.
- Prenatal testing is available to couples who are confirmed carriers of mutations. Please contact the laboratory genetic counselor to discuss appropriate testing prior to collecting a prenatal specimen.
- X-linked Intellectual Disability: Sequencing Panel.