Acceptable test to confirm a suspected diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in individuals not meeting NIH clinical criteria.
Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing
New York DOH Approval Status
Lavender (K2EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Yellow (ACD Solution A or B).
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 6 months
Background Information for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Sequencing:
Characteristics: Neurofibromatosis ty1 (NF1) demonstrates extreme clinical variability. Features include: cafe au lait macules, axillary and inguinal freckling, dermal fibromas, Lisch nodules (iris hamartomas), optic glioma, specific osseous lesions such as tibial pseudarthrosis or sphenoid dysplasia, learning disabilities (50 percent), scoliosis, vertebral dysplasia, and somatic overgrowth. Large NF1 locus deletions increase the risk for neurofibroma development, cognitive abnormalities and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST).
Incidence: 1 in 3000.
Inheritance: Autosomal dominant; de novo mutations occur in 50 percent of cases.
Penetrance: 100 percent by adulthood.
Cause: Pathogenic NF1 mutations.
Clinical Sensitivity: Approximately 77-86 percent of causative mutations are detected by sequencing.
Methodology: Bidirectional sequencing of the entire coding region and intron-exon boundaries of the NF1 gene.
Analytical Sensitivity and Specificity: 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 NF1 are not evaluated. This assay is not designed to detect somatic variants associated with malignancy. Interpretation of this test result may be impacted if the patient has had an allogeneic stem cell transplantation.
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2007160||Neurofibromatosis I (NF1) Seq Specimen|
|2007161||Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) Seq Interp|
- NF1 sequencing assay
- Von Recklinghausen's Neurofibromatosis (NF1) Sequencing