Nephrolithiasis via the SLC26A1 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
8583 SLC26A1 81479 81479,81479 $890 Order Options and Pricing
Test Code Test Copy Genes Test CPT Code Gene CPT Codes Copy CPT Code Base Price
8583SLC26A181479 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.

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Turnaround Time

18 days on average


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Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Nephrolithiasis is a clinical condition in which urinary supersaturation leads to stone formation in the urinary system (the lumen of the collecting system, ureter, and bladder) (Braun et al. 2016; Halbritter et al. 2015; Gee et al. 2016). Patients with kidney stones may have no symptoms or may present with flank pain, gross or microscopic hematuria, obstruction of one or both kidneys, and urinary infections. It affects 10%-15% of adults in their lifetime. Defects in the SLC26A1 gene cause calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis (Gee et al. 2016). The index patient reported by Gee et al. presented with acute renal failure due to ureteral obstruction with calculi at the age of five.


SLC26A1-associated nephrolithiasis is an autosomal recessive disorder (Gee et al. 2016). The SLC26A1 gene (two coding exons) encodes solute carrier family 26 member 1, which plays a critical role in oxalate and sulfate homeostasis. To date, documented genetic defects of SLC26A1 for nephrolithiasis are only missense variants that result in decreased transporter activity (Human Gene Mutation Database). A large deletion encompassing SLC26A1 has been reported in a study of epileptic encephalopathies, but the contribution of SLC26A1 to disease is uncertain (Mefford et al. 2011).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

In the original report of SLC26A1-associated nephrolithiasis, 2 out of 348 (~0.6%) unrelated patients with kidney stones were found to have biallelic pathogenic SLC26A1 variants (Gee et al. 2016).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the SLC26A1 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).

Indications for Test

Candidates for this test are patients with calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis. Testing is also indicated for family members of patients who have known pathogenic variants in the SLC26A1 gene. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in SLC26A1.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
SLC26A1 610130
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Nephrolithiasis, Calcium Oxalate AR 167030


  • Braun D.A. et al. 2016. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 11: 664-72. PubMed ID: 26787776
  • Gee H.Y. et al. 2016. American Journal of Human Genetics. 98: 1228-34. PubMed ID: 27210743
  • Halbritter et al. 2015. PubMed ID: 25296721
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).
  • Mefford H.C. et al. 2011. Annals of Neurology. 70: 974-85. PubMed ID: 22190369


Ordering Options

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