Lossi et al. (2002) report a female individual with a de novo balanced translocation [t(X;21)(p11.2;q22.3)] with intellectual disability. The breakpoint on the X chromosome is located immediately upstream of the first exon of the KLF8 gene. Additionally, the KLF8 transcript was shown to be absent from lymphoblasts in the translocation individual, but present in lymphoblasts from control populations.
- OMIM #300286: KLF8 gene
- Lossi et al. (2002). J Med Genet, 39:113-117
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of KLF8-Related XLMR.
- Carrier testing in adults with a family history of KLF8-Related XLMR.
Analytical Sensitivity: ~99%
Submit only 1 of the following specimen types
Preferred specimen type: Whole Blood
Type: Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements:In EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube:
Infants (<2 years): 2-3 ml
Children (>2 years): 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Refrigerate until time of shipment. Ship sample within 5 days of collection at room temperature with overnight delivery.
Specimen Requirements:OrageneTM Saliva Collection kit (available through EGL) used according to manufacturer instructions.
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Store sample at room temperature. Ship sample within 5 days of collection at room temperature with overnight delivery.
- Deletion/duplication analysis of the KLF8 gene by CGH array is available for those individuals in whom sequence analysis is negative.
- Custom diagnostic mutation analysis (KM) is available to family members if mutations are identified by targeted mutation testing or sequencing analysis.
- Prenatal testing is available only for known familial mutations to individuals 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 panels are available for 30, 60, and 90+ genes.