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Keratoconus is the protrusion of the cornea caused by corneal stromal thinning. It results in astigmatism and is usually bilateral. Corneal transplantation is the only effective treatment of a severe keratoconus.

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Tests Available

4 Panel Genes: MIR184, PRDM5, VSX1, ZNF469
Next Generation Sequencing
Test Code: 5421
Deletion / Duplication
Test Code: 5422
NGS/Del Dup Comprehensive
Test Code: 5423

Test Details

Technical Information
Panel Genes: 
MIR184, PRDM5, VSX1, ZNF469
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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