Branchiooculofacial syndrome (BOFS; MIM 113620) is an autosomal dominant developmental disorder characterized by cutaneous defects in the cervical or infra- and/or supra-auricular region, lacrimal duct obstruction, and ocular anomalies such as microphthalmia or anophthalmia, coloboma, ptosis and cataract. Craniofacial features include cleft or pseudocleft lip/palate, dolichocephaly, malformed pinnae, low set ears and broad nasal more

Tests Available

By gene: TFAP2A
Sanger Sequencing
Test Code: 2078
Deletion / Duplication
Test Code: 2079
Sanger/Del Dup Comprehensive
Test Code: 2080

Test Details

Technical Information
Disease Groups: 
Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Disorders
Eye Disorders
Skin, Tooth, Nail and Hair Disorders
CPT Codes: 
81479 x 1
Turnaround Time: 
Typically 1 to 2 weeks from receipt of a sample in the laboratory. All cases involving ongoing pregnancies will be expedited.
Non-Prenatal Specimens: 
  1. Whole blood: purple-top (EDTA) tube, minimum of 3 ml
  2. Genomic DNA: minimum of 10 µg (at a concentration of at least 50 ng/µl)
  3. Fibroblasts: 4 confluent T-25 flasks
  4. Saliva: only samples collected in Oragene DNA Self-Collection Kit or Oragene Saliva Collection Kit for Young Children are accepted
Prenatal Specimens: 
  1. Cultured cells: 4 confluent T-25 flasks derived from amnio or CVS samples
  2. Genomic DNA: minimum of 10 µg (at a concentration of at least 50 ng/µl)

Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do not freeze.

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