Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a genetically heterogeneous disorder clinically characterized by the presence of photoreceptor dystrophy (rod-cone), postaxial polydactyly, truncal obesity, learning disabilities, hypogonadism in males, genital abnormalities in females, and renal abnormalities. A wide range of clinical variability may be observed and a variety of secondary features may also occur. BBS is most commonly inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
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- Daiger et al. (1998) Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 39:S295.
This test is indicated for:
- Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of Bardet-Biedl syndrome.
- Carrier testing in adults with a family history of Bardet-Biedl syndrome.
Next Generation Sequencing: In-solution hybridization of all coding exons is performed on the patient's genomic DNA. Although some deep intronic regions may also be analyzed, this assay is not meant to interrogate most promoter regions, deep intronic regions, or other regulatory elements, and does not detect single or multi-exon deletions or duplications. Direct sequencing of the captured regions is performed using next generation sequencing. The patient's gene sequences are then compared to a standard reference sequence. Potentially causative variants and areas of low coverage are Sanger-sequenced. Sequence variations are classified as pathogenic, likely pathogenic, benign, likely benign, or variants of unknown significance. Variants of unknown significance may require further studies of the patient and/or family members.
Clinical Sensitivity: Unknown. Pathogenic variants in the promoter region, some pathogenic variants in the introns and other regulatory element pathogenic variants cannot be detected by this analysis. Large deletions will not be detected by this analysis. Results of molecular analysis should be interpreted in the context of the patient\'s clinical and/or biochemical phenotype.
Analytical Sensitivity: ~99%.
Orangene™ Saliva Collection Kit used according to manufacturer instructions. Please contact EGL for a Saliva Collection Kit for patients that cannot provide a blood sample.
Infants and Young Children (<2 years of age): 2-3 ml
Children > 2 years of age to 10 years old: 3-5 ml
Older Children & Adults: 5-10 ml
Autopsy: 2-3 ml unclotted cord or cardiac blood
Isolation using the Perkin Elmer™Chemagen™ Chemagen™ Automated Extraction method or Qiagen™ Puregene kit for DNA extraction is recommended.
Please include fundus photographs, electroretinogram (ERG) findings, visual field findings, and visual acuity, if available, for expert review and clinical correlation with test results.
- Eye Disorders: Comprehensive Sequencing and Deletion/Duplication Panels
- Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Deletion/Duplication Panel