July 7, 2011 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce the addition of 16 new tests for connective tissue disorders.

New Tests:

DISORDER SEQ DEL/DUP
Arterial calcification, generalized, of infancy (GACI)   X  
Cutis laxa, autosomal dominant   X       X
Cutis laxa, autosomal recessive, type I
(added testing for the gene FBLN5)
  X       X
Geleophysic dysplasia   X       X
Rickets, hypophosphatemic, autosomal recessive, 2 (ARHR2)   X  

Deletion / duplication tests added:

DISORDER
Achondrogenesis, type IA (ACG1A)
Brittle cornea syndrome (BCS)
Cutis laxa, autosomal recessive, type I (for the gene EFEMP2)
Ectopia lentis, isolated, autosomal recessive
Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EVC)
Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome (STWS)
Treacher Collins syndrome 2 (TCS2)
Treacher Collins syndrome 3 (TCS3)
Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome, type I (TRPS I)
Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome, type III (TRPS III)
Weyers acrofacial dysostosis

The new tests may be ordered using the requisition forms on CTGT's web site. As new tests are added frequently, CTGT advise clients to regularly download the latest requisition forms from the Requisition Forms page on the web site.

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