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Marfan Syndrome, FBN1 Sequencing
2005589
Ordering Recommendation

Acceptable test to confirm diagnosis for individuals with clinical phenotype of Marfan syndrome.

Mnemonic
FBN1 FGS
Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
Performed
Varies
Reported
21-28 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA) or yellow (ACD Solution A or B). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Background information for Marfan Syndrome, FBN1 Sequencing:
Characteristics:
Aortic root dilatation/dissection, ectopia lentis, positive wrist and/or thumb sign, pectus carinatum or excavatum, hindfoot deformity, pneumothorax, dural ectasia, acetabular protrusion, scoliosis or thoracolumbar kyphosis, reduced upper/lower segment ratio and increased arm/height ratio in persons without severe scoliosis, reduced elbow extension, skin striae, myopia, mitral valve prolapse, and specific facial features.
Prevalence: 1 in 5,000-1 in 10,000.
Inheritance: Autosomal dominant.
Penetrance: 100 percent, age-dependent.
Cause: Pathogenic FBN1 gene mutations.
Clinical Sensitivity: 70-93 percent.
Methodology: Bidirectional sequencing of the entire FBN1 coding region and intron-exon boundaries.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: Greater than 99 percent.
Limitations: Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations, deep intronic mutations and large deletions/duplications will not be detected. Mutations in genes other than FBN1 are not evaluated.

Compliance Statement C: The performance characteristics of this test were validated by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or cleared this test. However, FDA approval or clearance is currently not required for clinical use of this test. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. ARUP is authorized under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and by all states to perform high-complexity testing. Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2005590Marfan Syndrome (FBN1) Seq Specimen
2005591Marfan Syndrome (FBN1) Seq Interp
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Aliases
  • FBN1 genetic
  • FBN1 Sequencing
  • FBN1 sequencing and deletion/duplication assay