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Woodhouse-Sakati Syndrome via the DCAF17 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
DCAF17 81479 81479,81479 $990
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2665DCAF1781479 81479,81479 $990 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.

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 platform).

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

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

For Sanger Sequencing click here.

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


  • Li Fan, MD, PhD, FCCMG, FACMG

Clinical Features and Genetics

Clinical Features

Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome is a rare multi-systemic disorder. This syndrome belongs to a heterogeneous group of neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation. Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome manifests during adolescence and includes alopecia, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, sensorineural hearing loss, diabetes mellitus, and extrapyramidal movements. Only in certain patients, brain MRI shows iron deposition the globus pallidus and substantia nigra. Decreased signal was also observed in the globus pallidus, substantia nigra, and other regions of the basal ganglia (Alazami et al. 2008; Alazami et al. 2010; Hdiji et al. 2016; Arber et al. 2016).


Pathogenic variants in the DCAF17 gene are causative for Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome which is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. The DCAF17 gene encodes DDB1-and-CUL4-associated factor 17 that is expressed in the nucleolus with unknown function. Pathogenic variants in the DCAF17 gene include nonsense, frameshift, and splice mutations. Pathogenic DCAF17 missense variants have not been described, and current information suggests Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome results from loss of DCAF17 function (Alazami et al. 2008; Human Gene Mutation Database).

Clinical Sensitivity - Sequencing with CNV PGxome

Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome is a very rare disease, however, clinical sensitivity may be high in patients meeting clinical and histological criteria for this disorder.

Testing Strategy

This test provides full coverage of all coding exons of the DCAF17 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

Candidates for this gene test include patients with symptoms suspected for Woodhouse-Sakati syndrome. This test may also be considered for the reproductive partners of individuals who carry pathogenic variants in DCAF17.


Official Gene Symbol OMIM ID
DCAF17 612515
Inheritance Abbreviation
Autosomal Dominant AD
Autosomal Recessive AR
X-Linked XL
Mitochondrial MT


Name Inheritance OMIM ID
Woodhouse-Sakati Syndrome AR 241080


  • Alazami A.M. et al. 2008. American Journal of Human Genetics. 83: 684-91. PubMed ID: 19026396
  • Alazami A.M. et al. 2010. Clinical Genetics. 78: 585-90. PubMed ID: 20507343
  • Arber C.E. et al. 2016. Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology. 42: 220-41. PubMed ID: 25870938
  • Hdiji O. et al. 2016. Journal of Movement Disorders. 9: 120-3. PubMed ID: 27240811
  • Human Gene Mutation Database (Bio-base).


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.

Specimen Types

Specimen Requirements and Shipping Details

PGxome (Exome) Sequencing Panel

PGnome (Genome) Sequencing Panel

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