- Patient Preparation
- Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD solution A or B).
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable
Characteristics: Progressive renal and cochlear disease with 30-40 percent incidence of ocular involvement; 60 percent of males reach end-stage renal disease by age 30, and 85 percent have sensorineural deafness by age 40.
Incidence: Approximately 1 in 50,000 live births.
Inheritance: X-linked recessive; de novo mutations in 10-15 percent of affected males.
Penetrance: Variable, depending on mutation and sex.
Cause: Pathogenic type 4 collagen alpha chain 5 (COL4A5) mutations.
Clinical Sensitivity: Greater than 80 percent for X-linked Alport syndrome in males or females.
Methodology: Bidirectional sequencing of the entire COL4A5 coding region and intron-exon boundaries and multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA) to detect large COL4A5 coding region deletions and duplications.
Analytical Sensitivity & Specificity: 99 percent.
Limitations:Diagnostic errors can occur due to rare sequence variations. Regulatory region mutations and deep intronic mutations will not be detected. Breakpoints of deletions/duplications will not be determined. Mutations in genes, other than COL4A5, are not evaluated.
See Compliance Statement C: www.aruplab.com/CS
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name|
|2002399||ALPORT FGA Specimen|
|2002401||Alport (COL4A5) Seq and Del/Dup Interp|
- Alport syndrome molecular testing
- X-linked Alport syndrome molecular testing