Bernard-Soulier Syndrome via the GP9 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
9227 GP9 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
9227GP981479 81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

Our favored testing approach is exome based NextGen sequencing with CNV analysis. This will allow cost effective reflexing to PGxome or other exome based tests. However, if full gene Sanger sequencing is desired for STAT turnaround time, insurance, or other reasons, please see link below for Test Code, pricing, and turnaround time information. If the Sanger option is selected, CNV detection may be ordered through Test #600.

A 25% additional charge will be applied to STAT orders. View STAT turnaround times here.

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The Sanger Sequencing method for this test is NY State approved.

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Targeted Testing

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Turnaround Time

18 days on average


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Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS) (OMIM 231200) (also sometimes called giant platelet syndrome) is a bleeding disorder characterized by mild to severe thrombocytopenia with large platelets. Onset is typically in infancy or childhood. Common bleeding problems include purpura, nose bleeds, gingival bleeding, and menorrhagia. BSS is caused by defects in the von Willebrand factor receptor on the platelet cell surface. Platelet-type or pseudo von Willebrand’s disease and benign Mediterranean macrothrombocytopenia are variants of BSS (Balduini et al. Haematologica 87:860-880, 2002). BSS is sometimes misdiagnosed as immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) (Kunishima et al. Eur J Haematol 76:348-355, 2006).


Bernard-Soulier syndrome (BSS) is an autosomal recessive disorder, although carriers of a single causative variant may have large platelets and mild bleeding problems. Occasionally, the symptoms in carriers are so strong that families display dominant inheritance (Savoia et al. Blood 97:1330-1335, 2001). The von Willebrand factor receptor has four glycoprotein (GP) subunits: GPIbα, GPIbβ, GPIX, and GPV encoded respectively by the GP1BA, GP1BB, GP9, and GP5 genes. Causative variants have been identified to date in all of these genes except GP5. Missense and nonsense variants predominate in cases of BSS, though small and large deletions and regulatory variants have also been reported in all BSS genes (Lanza 2006).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the GP9 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).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

Sensitivity of this test is unknown.

Indications for Test

All patients with symptoms of BSS and their family members are candidates for this test. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in GP9.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
GP9 173515
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Bernard Soulier Syndrome 231200

Related Tests

Bernard-Soulier Syndrome via the GP1BA Gene
Bernard-Soulier Syndrome via the GP1BB Gene


  • Balduini, C. L., (2002). "Inherited thrombocytopenias: from genes to therapy." Haematologica 87(8): 860-80. PubMed ID: 12161364
  • Kunishima, S., (2006). "Novel heterozygous missense mutation in the second leucine rich repeat of GPIbalpha affects GPIb/IX/V expression and results in macrothrombocytopenia in a patient initially misdiagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura." Eur J Haematol 76(4): 348-55. PubMed ID: 16519708
  • Lanza, F. (2006). "Bernard-Soulier syndrome (hemorrhagiparous thrombocytic dystrophy)." Orphanet J Rare Dis 1: 46. PubMed ID: 17109744
  • Lanza, F. (2006). "Bernard-Soulier syndrome (hemorrhagiparous thrombocytic dystrophy)." Orphanet J Rare Dis 1: 46. PubMed ID: 17109744
  • Lopez, J. A., (1998). "Bernard-Soulier syndrome." Blood 91(12): 4397-418. PubMed ID: 9616133
  • Savoia, A., (2001). "Autosomal dominant macrothrombocytopenia in Italy is most frequently a type of heterozygous Bernard-Soulier syndrome." Blood 97(5): 1330-5. PubMed ID: 11222377


Ordering Options

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