Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa 77 (RP77) via the REEP6 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Exome Sequencing with CNV Detection
Test Code Test Copy GenesTest CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Codes Base Price
10487 REEP6 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
10487REEP681479 81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing

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Turnaround Time

18 days on average for standard orders or 14 days on average for STAT orders.

Once a specimen has started the testing process in our lab, the most accurate prediction of TAT will be displayed in the myPrevent portal as an Estimated Report Date (ERD) range. We calculate the ERD for each specimen as testing progresses; therefore the ERD range may differ from our published average TAT. View more about turnaround times here.

Targeted Testing

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Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) represents a group of hereditary retinal dystrophies with a worldwide prevalence of ~1 in 4,000 (Booij et al. 2005. PubMed ID: 16272259). RP is clinically characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination, nyctalopia ("night blindness"), followed by progressive degeneration of the photoreceptors, which eventually leads to blindness (van Soest et al. 1999. PubMed ID: 10025514).

Genetics

Nonsyndromic RP is remarkably heterogeneous both clinically and genetically and exhibits autosomal dominant (AD), autosomal recessive (AR) or X-linked (XL) inheritance. To date, over 50 loci have been linked to nonsyndromic RP and 18, 27 and 2 genes have been identified that are associated with AD, AR, and XL RP, respectively (RetNet).

Pathogenic variants in REEP6 have been documented causative for autosomal recessive Retinitis pigmentosa (Arno et al. 2016. PubMed ID: 27889058). REEP6 encodes a putative endoplasmic reticulum (ER) shaping factor called Receptor Expression Enhancer Protein 6, which is highly expressed in rod photoreceptor cells of developing and mature retina (Arno et al. 2016. PubMed ID: 27889058; Hao et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 24691551). The REEP6 protein is a key functional target of the Maf-family leucine zipper transcription factor NRL in rod photoreceptors and probably plays a role in trafficking of membrane proteins such as GPCRs (G-protein coupled receptors) to distinct cellular compartments (Hao et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 24691551). To date, ~ 5 pathogenic variants (missense and small frameshift deletion/duplications) in REEP6 have been connected to RP (Human Gene Mutation Database).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

Predicting clinical sensitivity for the REEP6 gene is challenging due to genetic heterogeneity of retinal disorders and also due to the limited number of REEP6-associated retinitis pigmentosa cases.

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the REEP6 gene plus 10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA in all available transcripts along with other non-coding regions in which pathogenic variants have been identified at PreventionGenetics or reported elsewhere. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Since this test is performed using exome capture probes, a reflex to any of our exome based tests is available (PGxome, PGxome Custom Panels).

Indications for Test

All patients with symptoms suggestive of RP are candidates. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in REEP6.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
REEP6 609346
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Disease

Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Retinitis Pigmentosa 77 AR 617304

Citations

  • Arno et al. 2016. PubMed ID: 27889058
  • Booij et al. 2005. PubMed ID: 16272259
  • Hao et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 24691551
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • RetNet: Genes and Mapped Loci Causing Retinal Diseases.
  • van Soest et al. 1999. PubMed ID: 10025514

Ordering/Specimens

Ordering Options

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Requisition Form

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  • Billing information along with specimen and shipping instructions are within the requisition form.
  • All testing must be ordered by a qualified healthcare provider.

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