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Dilated Cardiomyopathy via the NEXN 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
4197 NEXN 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
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4197NEXN81479 81479(x2) $890 Order Options and Pricing

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Turnaround Time

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

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Targeted Testing

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Genetic Counselors

Geneticist

  • Chun-An Chen, PhD

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heterogeneous disease of the cardiac muscle. It is characterized by dilatation of the left, right, or both ventricles, systolic dysfunction, and diminished myocardial contractility. Symptoms include arrhythmia, dyspnea, chest pain, palpitation, fainting, and congestive heart failure (Ikram et al. 1987). Additional features may include woolly hair and myopathy (Møller et al. 2009). Sudden death occurs in ~30% of patients with DCM (Tamburro and Wilber 1992). Although symptoms of DCM usually begin in adulthood, an extensive clinical variability between individuals concerning the age of onset, penetrance, and extent of structural and functional abnormality has been documented. The prevalence of DCM has been estimated at ~1/2700 (Codd et al. 1989).

Genetics

Up to 30% of DCM cases are familial (Grünig et al. 1998). In about half of these families, DCM is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner (AD-DCM). In rare families, the disease is transmitted with an autosomal recessive, X-linked or mitochondrial inheritance. NEXN is involved with autosomal dominant DCM (Hershberger and Morales 2013). NEXN encodes a filamentous actin-binding protein Nexilin, which plays a role in cell adhesion and migration (Ohtsuka et al. 1998; Wang et al. 2005). Nexilin is also a cardiac Z-disc protein and protects cardiac Z-discs from forces generated within the sarcomere. Pathogenic variants in NEXN destabilize cardiac Z-disk and result in dilated cardiomyopathy (Hassel et al. 2009). Various pathogenic variants including missense, splicing, small /gross deletions have been reported in NEXN (Human Gene Mutation Database).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

NEXN contributes less than 1% of Autosome Dominant-DCM (Hershberger and Morales 2013) .

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the NEXN 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. PGnome panels typically provide slightly increased coverage over the PGxome equivalent. PGnome sequencing panels have the added benefit of additional analysis and reporting of deep intronic regions (where applicable).

Dependent on the sequencing backbone selected for this testing, discounted reflex testing to any other similar backbone-based test is available (i.e., PGxome panel to whole PGxome; PGnome panel to whole PGnome).

Indications for Test

All patients with symptoms suggestive of Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are candidates for this test.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
NEXN 613121
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Related Tests

Name
Comprehensive Cardiology Panel
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Panel

Citations

  • Codd MB. et al. 1989. Circulation. 80: 564-72. PubMed ID: 2766509
  • Grünig E. et al. 1998. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 31: 186-94. PubMed ID: 9426039
  • Hassel D. et al. 2009. Nature Medicine. 15:1281-8. PubMed ID: 19881492
  • Hershberger RE, Morales A. 2013. Dilated Cardiomyopathy Overview. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, Dolan CR, Fong C-T, and Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews™, Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle. PubMed ID: 20301486
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • Ikram H. et al. 1987. British heart journal. 57: 521-7. PubMed ID: 3620228
  • Møller DV. et al. 2009. European journal of human genetics : EJHG. 17: 1241-9. PubMed ID: 19293840
  • Ohtsuka T. et al. 1998. The Journal of Cell Biology. 143: 1227-38. PubMed ID: 9832551
  • Tamburro P., Wilber D. 1992. American heart journal. 124: 1035-45. PubMed ID: 1529877
  • Wang W. et al. 2005. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 330: 1127-31. PubMed ID: 15823560

Ordering/Specimens

Ordering Options

We offer several options when ordering sequencing tests. For more information on these options, see our Ordering Instructions page. To view available options, click on the Order Options button within the test description.

myPrevent - Online Ordering

  • The test can be added to your online orders in the Summary and Pricing section.
  • Once the test has been added log in to myPrevent to fill out an online requisition form.
  • PGnome sequencing panels can be ordered via the myPrevent portal only at this time.

Requisition Form

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

For Requisition Forms, visit our Forms page


Specimen Types

Specimen Requirements and Shipping Details

PGxome (Exome) Sequencing Panel

PGnome (Genome) Sequencing Panel

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STAT and Prenatal Test Options are not available with Patient Plus.

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Note: acceptable specimen types are whole blood and DNA from whole blood only.
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