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Overview

Test name

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Whole Exome Sequencing (CentoXome PLATINUM)

Purpose of the test

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This is a clinical test intended for Help: Diagnosis

Condition

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How to order

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Order URL Help: https://www.centogene.com/ordering/how-to-order-a-test.html

Specimen source

Amniocytes
Amniotic fluid
Bone marrow
Buccal swab
Dried blood spot (DBS) card
Fetal blood
Fibroblasts
Fresh tissue
Frozen tissue
Isolated DNA
Paraffin block
Peripheral (whole) blood

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
CSequence analysis of the entire coding region
Next-Generation (NGS)/Massively parallel sequencing (MPS)

Summary of what is tested

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Clinical utility

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Establish or confirm diagnosis

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  • The clinical utility of the test refers to the likelihood that the test will, by prompting an intervention, result in an improved health outcome. The clinical utility of a genetic test is based on the health benefits related to the interventions offered to people with positive test results. Theoretically, there are several strategies that might improve the health outcome of people with a genetic susceptibility to disease and the main one is performing of gene test. Upon obtaining the gene test results, it is possible to apply specific treatment, to perform screening for the mutations within family or population of affected patients, and in general, to improve patient’s quality of life.

Clinical validity

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Sequencing, deletion/duplication of this gene and related genes should be performed in all individuals suspected for this particular phenotype. In parallel, other genes reported to be related with this clinical phenotype should also be analyzed for the presence of mutations, due to the overlap in many clinical features caused by those particular genes. Confirmation of a clinical diagnosis through genetic testing can allow for genetic counseling and may direct medical management. Genetic counseling can provide a patient and/or family with the natural history of the condition, identify at-risk family members, provide reproductive risks as well as preconception/prenatal options, and allow for appropriate referral for patient support and/or resources.

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Test services

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  • Clinical Testing/Confirmation of Mutations Identified Previously
  • Custom Deletion/Duplication Testing
  • Custom Sequence Analysis
  • Custom Prenatal Testing
  • Custom mutation-specific/Carrier testing

Clinical resources

Practice guidelines

  • ACMG, 2016
    Recommendations for reporting of secondary findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing, 2016 update (ACMG SF v2.0): a policy statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
  • ASHG/ACMG, 2015
    Points to Consider: Ethical, Legal, and Psychosocial Implications of Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents
  • ACMG, 2015
    Clinical utility of genetic and genomic services: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
  • ACMG, 2015
    Standards and guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology.
  • ACMG, 2013
    ACMG recommendations for reporting of incidental findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing.

Consumer resources

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