The expanded neuromuscular panel includes 79 genes which demonstrate a wide range of clinical presentation and heterogeneity. They include muscular dystrophies, congenital myopathies, and congenital myasthenic syndrome. Over the past few years a number of genes with overlapping clinical phenotypes have been identified in neuromuscular disorders. The expanded neuromuscular disorders panel is designed to capture the entire mutation spectrum of these genes.
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- Laing. (2012), Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci, 49:33-48.
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders.
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.
- Neuromuscular Disorders Panel.
- Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy Panel.
- Congenital Muscular Dystrophy Panel.
- Expanded Neuromuscular Disorders: Sequencing Panel.