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In observance of Labor Day, GeneDx will be closed and will not accept specimens on Monday, September 7, 2015.  We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please call us at 301-519-2100 or email us at

Prenatal DHCR7 Gene Sequencing



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


Test Code:
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


CPT Codes:
81405x1, 81265x1
New York Approved:
ABN Required:
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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