Familial Mediterranean Fever

Familial Mediterranean fever: FMF is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the MEFV gene. It typically presents in childhood or adolescence with periodic attacks of acute fever and localized inflammation lasting from one to three days. Intervals between attacks vary from days to months, and onset may be precipitated by physical or emotional stress. Abdominal symptoms, pleural involvement, arthralgias and arthritis are common. Leukocytosis, accelerated ESR, and progressive amyloidosis also affect many patients. Erysipeloid erythema, when present, usually involves the lower extremities. Most patients are responsive to colchicine treatment.

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MEFV
  • Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • To assist in determining the most appropriate therapy, as the response to specific therapeutic modalities depends on the diagnosis
  • Recurrence risk
  • Carrier testing in at-risk family members
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Capillary Sequencing

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214
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81402x1
Yes
Yes
  • 277.3 Amyloidosis
  • 279.4 Autoimmune disease, not elsewhere classified
  • 277.31 Familial Mediterranean fever, Benign paroxysmal peritonitis, Hereditary amyloid nephropathy, Periodic familial polyserositis, Recurrent polyserositis
  • 713.7 Other general diseases with articular involvement Code first underlying disease, as: amyloidosis (277.30-277.39), familial Mediterranean fever (277.31) sarcoidosis (135)
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References

  1. Aksentijevich et al., (1999) Am J Hum Genet 64:949-962
  2. Touitou (2001) Eur J Hum Genet 9:473-483
  3. Booty et al., (2009) Arth Rheum 60:1851-1861

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ELANE (ELA2), LPIN2, MEFV, MVK, NLRP3 (CIAS1), PSTPIP1, TNFRSF1A
  • Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • To assist in determining the most appropriate therapy, as the response to specific therapeutic modalities depends on the diagnosis
  • Recurrence risk
  • Carrier testing in at-risk family members
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Next-Gen Sequencing

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367
3 weeks
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Oral Rinse (30-40 mL)|Buccal Swabs

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81404x1, 81479x6
Yes
Yes
* For price inquiries please email zebras@genedx.com

References

  1. Aksentijevich et al., (2007) Arth Rheum 56:1273-1285
  2. Dode et al., (2002) Arth Rheum 46:2181-2188
  3. Aksentijevich et al., (2001) Am J Hum Genet 69:301-314
  4. Booty et al., (2009) Arth Rheum 60:1851-1861
  5. Touitou (2001) Eur J Hum Genet 9:473-483
  6. Aksentijevich et al., (1999) Am J Hum Genet 64:949-962
  7. Aganna et al., (2003) Arth Rheum 48:2632-2644
  8. Cuisset et al., (2001) Eur J Hum Genet 9:260-266
  9. Mandey et al., (2006) Hum Mutat 27:796-802
  10. D’Osualdo et al., (2005) Eur J Hum Genet 13:314-320
  11. El-Shanti et al., (2007) Clin Ortho Rel Res 462:11-19
  12. Shoham et al,, (2003) PNAS 100:13501-13506
  13. Wise et al,, (2002) Hum Mol Genet 11:961-969
  14. Horwitz, M. (1999) Nat Gen 23:433-436
  15. Bellanne-Chantelot (2004) Blood 103: 4119-4125
  16. Dale et al., (2000) Blood 96:2317-2322

Forms and Documents

Test Details

  • Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • To assist in determining the most appropriate therapy, as the response to specific therapeutic modalities depends on the diagnosis
  • Recurrence risk
  • Carrier testing in at-risk family members
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Next-Gen Sequencing

Ordering

400
3 weeks
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Oral Rinse (30-40 mL)|Buccal Swabs

Billing

81479x1
No
Yes
  • 277.3 Amyloidosis
  • 279.4 Autoimmune disease, not elsewhere classified
  • 288 Diseases of white blood cells Excludes: leukemia (204.0-208.9)
  • 277.31 Familial Mediterranean fever, Benign paroxysmal peritonitis, Hereditary amyloid nephropathy, Periodic familial polyserositis, Recurrent polyserositis
  • 713.7 Other general diseases with articular involvement Code first underlying disease, as: amyloidosis (277.30-277.39), familial Mediterranean fever (277.31) sarcoidosis (135)
* For price inquiries please email zebras@genedx.com

References

  1. Aksentijevich et al., (1999) Am J Hum Genet 64:949-962
  2. Touitou (2001) Eur J Hum Genet 9:473-483
  3. Aksentijevich et al., (2001) Am J Hum Genet 69:301-314
  4. Bennett S. Pharmacogenomics. 2004;5(4):433-8,
  5. Booty et al., (2009) Arth Rheum 60:1851-1861
  6. Dode et al., (2002) Arth Rheum 46:2181-2188
  7. Aganna et al., (2003) Arth Rheum 48:2632-2644
  8. Cuisset et al., (2001) Eur J Hum Genet 9:260-266
  9. Mandey et al., (2006) Hum Mutat 27:796-802
  10. D’Osualdo et al., (2005) Eur J Hum Genet 13:314-320
  11. Aksentijevich et al., (2007) Arth Rheum 56:1273-1285
  12. Dale et al., (2000) Blood 96:2317-2322
  13. Bellanne-Chantelot (2004) Blood 103: 4119-4125
  14. Horwitz, M. (1999) Nat Gen 23:433-436
  15. Wise et al,, (2002) Hum Mol Genet 11:961-969
  16. Shoham et al,, (2003) PNAS 100:13501-13506
  17. El-Shanti et al., (2007) Clin Ortho Rel Res 462:11-19