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Long QT Syndrome via the KCNE2 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Exome Sequencing with CNV Detection
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9237 KCNE2 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
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9237KCNE281479 81479(x2) $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.

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).

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

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

For Sanger Sequencing click here.

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

  • Chun-An Chen, PhD

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a heritable channelopathy characterized by an exceedingly prolonged cardiac repolarization that may trigger ventricular arrhythmias (torsade de pointes), recurrent syncope, seizure, or sudden cardiac death (SCD) (Cerrone et al. 2012). LQTS can manifest with syncope and cardiac arrest that is commonly triggered by adrenergic stress, often precipitated by emotion or exercise. Roughly 10% to 15% of patients experience symptoms at rest or during the night (Schwartz et al. 2001). The mean age of onset of symptoms is 12 years, and earlier onset usually is associated with a more severe form of the disease (Priori et al 2004). Inherited LQTS can occur due to mutations in multiple genes such as KCNQ1 (LQT1), KCNH2 (LQT2), SCN5A (LQT3), KCNE1 (LQT5) and KCNE2 (LQT6), but it can also be acquired (acquired LQTS), usually as a result of pharmacological therapy.

Genetics

LQTS is a genetically heterogeneous disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. LQT6 accounts for 1-2% of all long QT syndrome cases and occurs due to heterozygous mutations in the KCNE2 gene (Splawski et al. 2000; Alders and Mannens 2012). KCNE2 encodes the potassium channel protein MinK-related peptide-1 (MiRP1) (Abbott et al. 1999). MiRP1 is expressed in the heart where it functions to regulate cardiac electrophysiology. The majority of documented causative variants are missense mutations, but frameshift and in-frame insertions and deletions have also been reported (Abbott et al. 1999; Napolitano et al. 2005).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

Approximately 1-2% of all long QT syndrome cases occur due to heterozygous mutations in the KCNE2 gene (Splawsk et al. 2000; Alders and Mannens 2012).

Gross deletions and duplications in the KCNE2 gene have not been reported in patients with Long QT syndrome.

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the KCNE2 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 Long QT syndrome are candidates for this test.

Gene

Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
KCNE2 603796
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT

Disease

Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Long QT Syndrome 6 AD 613693

Related Tests

Name
Comprehensive Cardiology Panel
Long QT Syndrome via the SCN4B Gene
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Panel

Citations

  • Abbott GW, Sesti F, Splawski I, Buck ME, Lehmann MH, Timothy KW, Keating MT, Goldstein SA. 1999. MiRP1 Forms I< sub> Kr</sub> Potassium Channels with HERG and Is Associated with Cardiac Arrhythmia. Cell 97: 175–187. PubMed ID: 10219239
  • Alders M, Mannens MMAM. Romano-Ward Syndrome. 2015. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, et al., editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle. PubMed ID: 20301308
  • Cerrone M. et al. 2012. Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics. 5: 581-90. PubMed ID: 23074337
  • Napolitano C, Priori SG, Schwartz PJ, Bloise R, Ronchetti E, Nastoli J, Bottelli G, Cerrone M, Leonardi S. 2005. Genetic testing in the long QT syndrome: development and validation of an efficient approach to genotyping in clinical practice. Jama 294: 2975–2980. PubMed ID: 16414944
  • Priori et al. 2004. PubMed ID: 15367556
  • Schwartz et al. 2001. PubMed ID: 11136691
  • Splawski I. et al. 2000. Circulation. 102: 1178-85. PubMed ID: 10973849

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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ORDER OPTIONS

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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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