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Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome (EVC) Panel

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Exome Sequencing with CNV Detection
Test Code Test Copy Genes Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Codes
10079 EVC 81479,81479 Order Options and Pricing
EVC2 81479,81479
Test Code Test Copy Genes Panel CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
10079Genes x (2)81479 81479(x4) $890 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

We are happy to accommodate requests for testing single genes in this panel or a subset of these genes. The price will remain the list price. If desired, free reflex testing to remaining genes on panel is available. Alternatively, a single gene or subset of genes can also be ordered via our Custom Panel tool.

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

Click here for costs to reflex to whole PGxome (if original test is on PGxome Sequencing backbone).

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Turnaround Time

3 weeks on average for standard orders or 2 weeks 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.


Genetic Counselors


  • Juan Dong, PhD, FACMG

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (OMIM#225500) is a chondral and ectodermal dysplasia characterized by short limbs, short ribs, postaxial polydactyly, and dysplastic nails and teeth (Ruiz-Perez et al. Nature Genet 24:283-286, 2000). Congenital heart defects, most commonly a defect of primary atrial septation producing a common atrium, occur in 60% of affected individuals.


EVC is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait with variable expression. The EVC and EVC2 genes, located in a head to head configuration on chromosome 4p16, are associated with this disorder. Heterozygous mutations in these two genes may be associated with autosomal dominant Weyers acrofacial dysostosis (OMIM#193530), which has overlapping skeletal features with EVC. EVC is a rare disorder, but with an increased frequency among the Amish population and some Arab populations. EVC shares a common promoter region with EVC2; the transcriptional start sites of the two genes are separated by only 2.6 kb. There is no significant sequence homology between EVC and EVC2 at either protein or nucleic levels. The gene products of EVC and EVC2 have been shown to play a role in hedgehog signaling pathway and to function in bone formation and skeletal development (Valencia et al. Hum Mutat 30:1667-1675, 2009). In both EVC and EVC2, the majority of reported mutations are nonsense, frameshift and splice site mutations.

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

Combining EVC and EVC2, this test is predicted to detect disease mutations in at least two thirds of affected individuals with EVC (Tompson et al. Hum Genet 120:663-670, 2007; Valencia et al. Hum Mutat 30:1667-1675, 2009). In one study, EVC and EVC2 mutations were found in 74% (20/27) and 26% (7/27) of EVC patients, respectively (D'Asdia et al. Eur J Med Genet 56(2):80-87, 2013).

Four gross deletions and three complex rearrangeents have been reported to date in EVC (Human Gene Mutation Database). Five gross deletions have been reported in EVC2.

Testing Strategy

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

This panel provides 100% coverage of all coding exons of the genes 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 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

Candidates for this test are patients with clinical and radiographic features consistent with EVC, and family members of patients who have known EVC or EVC2 mutations.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
EVC 604831
EVC2 607261
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome AR 225500

Related Test



  • D PubMed ID: 23220543
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • Ruiz-Perez, V. L., et.al. (2000). "Mutations in a new gene in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome and Weyers acrodental dysostosis." Nat Genet 24(3): 283-6. PubMed ID: 10700184
  • Tompson, S. W., et.al. (2007). "Sequencing EVC and EVC2 identifies mutations in two-thirds of Ellis-van Creveld syndrome patients." Hum Genet 120(5): 663-70. PubMed ID: 17024374
  • Valencia, M., et.al. (2009). "Widening the mutation spectrum of EVC and EVC2: ectopic expression of Weyer variants in NIH 3T3 fibroblasts disrupts Hedgehog signaling." Hum Mutat 30(12): 1667-75. PubMed ID: 19810119


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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View Ordering Instructions

1) Select Test Method (Backbone)

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2) Select Additional Test Options

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

No Additional Test Options are available for this test.

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