Bardet-Biedl Syndrome via the BBS5 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Sequencing and CNV Detection via NextGen Sequencing using PG-Select Capture Probes
Test Code Test Copy GenesTest CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Codes Base Price
15147 BBS5 81479 81479,81479 $640 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
15147BBS581479 81479(x2) $640 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

This test is also offered via our exome backbone with CNV detection (click here). The exome-based test may be higher priced, but permits reflex to the entire exome or to any other set of clinically relevant genes.

An additional 25% charge will be applied to STAT orders. STAT orders are prioritized throughout the testing process.

Turnaround Time

18 days on average for standard orders or 13 days on average for STAT orders.

Please note: Once the testing process begins, an Estimated Report Date (ERD) range will be displayed in the portal. This is the most accurate prediction of when your report will be complete and may differ from the average TAT published on our website. About 85% of our tests will be reported within or before the ERD range. We will notify you of significant delays or holds which will impact the ERD. Learn more about turnaround times here.

Targeted Testing

For ordering sequencing of targeted known variants, go to our Targeted Variants page.

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Genetic Counselors

Geneticist

  • Anthony Krentz, PhD

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is an autosomal recessive disorder marked by primary features of obesity, polydactyly, pigmentary retinopathy, hypogonadism, renal anomalies, and mental retardation (Elbedour et al. Am J Med Genet 52(2):164-169, 1994; Sheffield. Trans Amer Clin Climatol Assoc 121:172-182, 2010). Secondary features include diabetes, hypertension, and congenital heart defects (Green et al. N Engl J Med 321(15):1002-1009, 1989). Although BBS is a rare condition, diagnosis is complicated by the fact that many of the clinical features (i.e. obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and developmental delay) are common. In addition, many of the BBS clinical features overlap with those of other well-described developmental disorders, including Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MKS; OMIM 249000), Joubert syndrome (JBTS; OMIM 213300), nephronophthisis (NPH; OMIM 256100), Senior-Loken syndrome (SLS; OMIM 609254), Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA; OMIM 204000), and Alstrom syndrome (OMIM 203800).

Genetics

BBS is primarily inherited as an autosomal recessive disorder, although complex inheritance has been reported in a few BBS families (Katsanis et al. Science 293:2256-2259, 2001). Variants in the BBS5 gene cause BBS (Li et al. Cell 117:541-552, 2004; Hjortshoj et al. Am J Med Genet 146A:517-520, 2008). BBS5 encodes BBS5 protein, which is localized to basal bodies of the primary cilia (Li et al. 2004). BBS5 protein interacts with six other BBS proteins (BBS1, BBS2, BBS4, BBS7, BBS9, and BBS11) to form a complex known as BBSome, which has a role in cilia maintenance and function (Nachury et al. Cell 129:1201-1213, 2007). A mix of missense, nonsense, splicing, and small deletion variants has been reported in BBS5 (Li et al. 2004; Hjortshoj et al. 2008). BBS exhibits locus heterogeneity; at least 12 BBS genes have been identified (BBS1, BBS2, BBS3, BBS4, BBS5, MKKS/BBS6, BBS7, TTC8/BBS8, BBS9, BBS10, TRIM32/BBS11, and BBS12) (Tobin and Beales, Genet Med 11:386-402, 2009). In addition, hypomorphic variants in two Meckel-Gruber syndrome genes (MKS1 and CEP290) were reported to be associated with BBS, representing BBS13 and BBS14 respectively (Leitch et al. Nat Genet 40:443-448, 2008).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PG-Select

Variants in the BBS5 gene are estimated to cause approximately 2% of BBS cases (Li et al. Cell 117:541-52, 2004).

Testing Strategy

This test is performed using Next-Generation sequencing with additional Sanger sequencing as necessary.

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the BBS5 gene, plus ~10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Indications for Test

Candidates for this test are patients with symptoms consistent with BBS and the family members of patients who have known BBS5 variants. Conclusive connections between clinical features and individual mutated BBS genes have not yet been made. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in BBS5.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
BBS5 603650
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Disease

Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Bardet-Biedl Syndrome 5 AR 615983

Citations

  • Elbedour K, Zucker N, Zalzstein E, Barki Y, Carmi R. 1994. Cardiac abnormalities in the Bardet-Biedl syndrome: echocardiographic studies of 22 patients. Am. J. Med. Genet. 52: 164–169. PubMed ID: 7802002
  • Green JS, Parfrey PS, Harnett JD, Farid NR, Cramer BC, Johnson G, Heath O, McManamon PJ, O’Leary E, Pryse-Phillips W. 1989. The cardinal manifestations of Bardet–Biedl syndrome, a form of Laurence–Moon–Biedl syndrome. New England Journal of Medicine 321: 1002–1009. PubMed ID: 2779627
  • Hjortshoj, T. D., et.al. (2008). "Novel mutations in BBS5 highlight the importance of this gene in non-Caucasian Bardet-Biedl syndrome patients." Am J Med Genet A 146A(4): 517-20. PubMed ID: 18203199
  • Katsanis N, Ansley SJ, Badano JL, Eichers ER, Lewis RA, Hoskins BE, Scambler PJ, Davidson WS, Beales PL, Lupski JR. 2001. Triallelic inheritance in Bardet-Biedl syndrome, a Mendelian recessive disorder. Science 293: 2256–2259. PubMed ID: 11567139
  • Leitch CC, Zaghloul NA, Davis EE, Stoetzel C, Diaz-Font A, Rix S, Al-Fadhel M, Lewis RA, Eyaid W, Banin E, Dollfus H, Beales PL, et al. 2008. Hypomorphic mutations in syndromic encephalocele genes are associated with Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Nature Genetics 40: 443–448. PubMed ID: 18327255
  • Li, J. B., et.al. (2004). "Comparative genomics identifies a flagellar and basal body proteome that includes the BBS5 human disease gene." Cell 117(4): 541-52. PubMed ID: 15137946
  • Nachury MV, Loktev AV, Zhang Q, Westlake CJ, Peränen J, Merdes A, Slusarski DC, Scheller RH, Bazan JF, Sheffield VC, Jackson PK. 2007. A Core Complex of BBS Proteins Cooperates with the GTPase Rab8 to Promote Ciliary Membrane Biogenesis. Cell 129: 1201–1213. PubMed ID: 17574030
  • Sheffield, V.C. 2010. The blind leading the obese: the molecular pathophysiology of a human obesity syndrome. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc 121:172-182. PubMed ID: 20697559
  • Tobin, J. L., Beales, P. L. (2009). "The nonmotile ciliopathies." Genet Med 11(6): 386-402. PubMed ID: 19421068

Ordering/Specimens

Ordering Options

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myPrevent - Online Ordering

  • The test can be added to your online orders in the Summary and Pricing section.
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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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