Menkes disease (MK; MIM 309400) is an X-linked recessive disorder that is usually lethal in early childhood. Menkes disease is caused by loss of function mutations in the ATP7A gene. ATP7A encodes a transmembrane copper-transporting P-type ATPase, a molecule involved in copper efflux from cells. This molecule transports copper to copper dependent enzymes synthesized within secretory compartments of more

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By gene: ATP7A
Next Generation Sequencing
Test Code: 1196
Deletion / Duplication
Test Code: 1197
NGS/Del Dup Comprehensive
Test Code: 1584

Test Details

Technical Information
Disease Groups: 
Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
Neurological and Muscular Disorders
Skin, Tooth, Nail and Hair Disorders
CPT Codes: 
81479 x 1
Turnaround Time: 
Typically 2 to 4 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: a minimum of 3 µg (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/µl)
  3. Fibroblasts: 2 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: 2 confluent T-25 flasks derived from amnio or CVS samples
  2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 µg (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/µl)
Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do not freeze.

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