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Noonan Syndrome via the MAP3K8 Gene

Summary and Pricing

Test Method

Sequencing and CNV Detection via NextGen Sequencing using PG-Select Capture Probes
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MAP3K8 81479 81479,81479 $990
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12023MAP3K881479 81479,81479 $990 Order Options and Pricing

Pricing Comments

Testing run on PG-select capture probes includes CNV analysis for the gene(s) on the panel but does not permit the optional add on of exome-wide CNV analysis. Any of the NGS platforms allow reflex to other clinically relevant genes, up to whole exome or whole genome sequencing depending upon the base platform selected for the initial test.

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

This test is also offered via a custom panel (click here) on our exome or genome backbone which permits the optional add on of exome-wide CNV or genome-wide SV analysis.

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


  • Brett Deml, PhD

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Noonan Syndrome (NS) is characterized by dysmorphic facial features, growth and congenital heart defects, and musculoskeletal abnormalities. Cardiac abnormalities are found in up to 80% of patients and include pulmonary valve stenosis, atrial septal defect, atrioventricular canal defect, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Musculoskeletal abnormalities include short stature, chest deformity with sunken or raised sternum, and short webbed neck. Several additional abnormalities have been described and include renal, genital, hematological, neurologic, cognitive, behavioral, gastrointestinal, dental, and lymphatic findings. Intelligence is usually normal; however, learning disabilities may be present. NS is characterized by extensive clinical heterogeneity, even among members of the same family. Diagnosis is often made in infancy or early childhood. Symptoms often change and lessen with advancing age. Infants with NS are at risk of developing juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). The prevalence of NS is estimated at 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 2,500 births worldwide (Allanson. 1987. PubMed ID: 3543368; Romano et al. 2010. PubMed ID: 20876176; Smpokou et al. 2012. PubMed ID: 23165751; Cao et al. 2017. PubMed ID: 28643916).

Clinical features of Noonan syndrome overlap with those of Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous syndrome (Gripp et al. 2007. PubMed ID: 17551924; Rauen. 2016. PubMed ID: 20301365), and Costello syndrome (Gripp and Lin. 2012. PubMed ID: 20301680).


Noonan and Noonan-like syndromes are caused by pathogenic variants in PTPN11, SOS1, RAF1, KRAS, SHOC2, BRAF, NRAS, CBL, KAT6B, RIT1, SOS2, LZTR1, MAP3K8, SPRY1, NF1, RRAS, RASA2, and A2ML1 (Human Gene Mutation Database).

To date, one pathogenic missense variant in the MAP3K8 gene has been identified via whole exome sequencing in a three-year-old male patient who presented with short stature, typical facies and mild aortic stenosis, consistent with Noonan syndrome (Chen et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 25049390). Evidence for pathogenicity includes: de novo origin of a variant in an individual with clinical features consistent with Noonan syndrome; and functional studies in cell lines suggesting that MAP3K8 is an agonist of the MAPK pathway (Hagemann et al. 1999. PubMed ID: 10050876, Johannessen et al. 2010. PubMed ID: 21107320). These studies have primarily used cancer and non-human cell-lines and, as such, may have limited application to Noonan syndrome.

MAP3K8 is an oncogene that encodes mitogen activated protein kinase kinase kinase 8, a member of the serine/threonine protein kinase family that activates MAPK and JNK pathways through MEK-dependent mechanisms (Aoki et al. 1993. PubMed ID: 8226782, Hagemann et al. 1999, PubMed ID: 10050876, Clark et al. 2004. PubMed ID: 15287022, Johannessen et al. PubMed ID: 21107320). The MAP3K8 gene, also known as COT and TPL2, has been implicated in inflammation and tumorigenesis (Vougioukalaki et al. 2011. PubMed ID: 21377269).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PG-Select

Pathogenic variants in the MAP3K8 gene appear to be a rare cause of Noonan Syndrome. A whole exome sequencing study of 27 individuals with Noonan Syndrome lacking a causative variant in a known disease-associated gene identified a single individual carrying a de novo missense variant in MAP3K8 (Chen et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 25049390).

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the MAP3K8 gene, plus ~10 bases of flanking noncoding DNA. We define full coverage as >20X NGS reads or Sanger sequencing.

Indications for Test

Candidates for this test are patients with clinical features within the Noonan spectrum disorders.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
MAP3K8 191195
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


Name Inheritance OMIM ID


  • Allanson. 1987. PubMed ID: 3543368
  • Aoki et al. 1993. PubMed ID: 8226782
  • Cao et al. 2017. PubMed ID: 28643916
  • Chen et al. 2014. PubMed ID: 25049390
  • Clark et al. 2004. PubMed ID: 15287022
  • Gripp and Lin. 2012. PubMed ID: 20301680
  • Gripp et al. 2007. PubMed ID: 17551924
  • Hagemann et al. 1999. PubMed ID: 10050876
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Biobase).
  • Johannessen et al. 2010. PubMed ID: 21107320
  • Rauen. 2016. PubMed ID: 20301365
  • Romano et al. 2010. PubMed ID: 20876176
  • Smpokou et al. 2012. PubMed ID: 23165751
  • Vougioukalaki et al. 2011. PubMed ID: 21377269


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

If ordering a Duo or Trio test, the proband and all comparator samples are required to initiate testing. If we do not receive all required samples for the test ordered within 21 days, we will convert the order to the most effective testing strategy with the samples available. Prior authorization and/or billing in place may be impacted by a change in test code.

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