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In observance of the holiday, GeneDx will be closed for business on Thursday, November 27, 2014, and will be unable to receive and process specimens. FedEx and UPS will also not operate. We will accept specimens on Friday, November 28, and  will resume our normal work schedule on Saturday, November 29, 2014.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please call us at 301-519-2100 or email us at zebras@genedx.com.

Prenatal DHCR7 Gene Sequencing

FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

TEST DETAILS

Genes:
DHCR7
Disorders:
Clinical Utility:
  • Full gene sequencing for fetuses with increased 7-DHC levels measured in amniotic fluid or CVS tissue.
  • In the case of ultrasound findings and/or abnormal maternal serum screening suggestive of SLOS and no family history, prenatal measurement of 7-DHC levels is recommended as a first step.
  • Mutation-specific testing for fetuses with a family history of two known DHR7 mutations.
Lab Method:
Capillary Sequencing

ORDERING

Test Code:
2503
Turnaround Time:
2-3 weeks
Preferred Specimen:
20 mL Amniotic Fluid
Alternative Specimen:
20 mg CVS, 2 T25 flasks of cultured amniocytes, 2 T25 flasks of cultured chorionic villi

BILLING

CPT Codes:
81405x1, 81265x1, 88235x1
New York Approved:
No
ABN Required:
Yes
Billing Information:
View Prenatal Billing Policy
ICD Codes:
  • 655.83: Other known or suspected fetal abnormality, not elsewhere classified
  • 796.5: Abnormal finding on antenatal screening
  • 655.23: Hereditary disease in family possibly affecting fetus
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REFERENCES

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  3. Yu, H. and Patel, S.B., (2005) Clin Genet 68:383-91
  4. Goldenberg A, et al., Am J Med Genet A. 2004; 124: 423–6.
  5. Rossiter et al., (1995) Am J Med Genet 56:272-5.
  6. Irons, M. (Updated [Oct. 24, 2007]) Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome In: GeneReviews at Genetests: Medical Genetics Information Resource (database online). Copyright, University of Washington, Seattle. 1997- 2010. Available at http://www.genetests.org

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