Test Overview

Test Methodology

The coding exons and associated, adjacent consensus splice sites of the MEF2C gene are amplified using specific primers, and bidirectionally sequenced using a fluorescent method.

Test Usage

Analysis for the presence of MEF2C mutations in patients with characteristics of mental retardation, autism, delayed motor development, epilepsy, with or without cerebral malformations.

Reference Range*

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

This assay will not detect large deletions in the MEF2C gene or intronic mutations outside the region sequenced in the MEF2C gene.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Friday

Analytic Time

28 days

Soft Order Code

MEFS

MiChart Code

MEF2C Gene Seq

Synonyms

Synonyms

MEFS
MEF2C Gene Sequencing
MEFSS
MEF2C Gene Seq Shadow
Autism / Intellectual Disability
Mental Retardation
Pulmonary Atresia

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Laboratory

MMGL

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Offsite Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Send intact specimen within 24 hours if stored at room temperature or within 5 days if stored refrigerated. Include the patient's family history, pedigree, and ethnicity on the test requisition. Obtaining informed consent from the patient prior to genetic testing is strongly recommended. If desired, a UMHS Request and Consent for Genetic Testing form can be obtained from the MMGL Molecular Genetics Laboratory by contacting the MLabs Client Services Center at 800-862-7284 or online at https://mlabs.umich.edu/sites/default/files/2020-01/file/pci-mmgl_infor….

Container

Lavender Top Tube

Normal Volume

6 mL EDTA whole blood

Minimum Volume

2 mL EDTA whole blood

Additional Information

By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that informed consent has been obtained from the patient as required by applicable state or federal laws and the ordering clinician has authorization from the patient permitting MLabs to report the test results to the ordering clinician. Test includes medical geneticist interpretation of results billed as a separate additional charge. This test is not available without interpretation.

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CPT Code

81405

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