Giannandrea et al. (2010) studied 22 families with X-linked intellectual disability (XLID) that mapped to Xq28 to determine if a responsible gene could be identified. Two different point mutations in the RAB39B gene were identified in two unrelated families. The phenotype of the affected males includes moderate to severe intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, seizures, and macrocephaly.
For patients with suspected XLMR 72, sequence analysis is recommended as the first step in mutation identification. For patients in whom mutations are not identified by full gene sequencing, deletion/duplication analysis is appropriate.
- OMIM #300271: XLMR 72
- OMIM #300774: RAB39B gene
- Giannandrea et al. (2010). Am J Hum Gen, 86, 185-195.
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of XLMR 72.
- Carrier testing in adults with a family history of XLMR 72.
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 RAB39B 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.