• Turnaround time:
    10–21 calendar days (14 days on average)
  • Preferred specimen:
    3mL whole blood in a purple-top tube
  • Alternate specimens:
    DNA or saliva/assisted saliva
  • Sample requirements
  • Request a sample kit




Associated disorders

The AIFM1 gene is associated with X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4 (CMTX4), also known as Chowchock Syndrome (MedGen UID: 162891). In addition, the AIFM1 gene has preliminary evidence supporting a correlation with X-linked combined oxidative phosphorylation deficiency 6 (COXPD6) (PMID: 20362274).

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AIFM1 is a rare cause of CMT4, and the percentage of cases attributed to pathogenic variants identified in AIFM1 is unknown.

The AIFM1 gene encodes the apoptosis inducing factor mitochondrion-associated-1 protein. This protein is a FAD-dependant oxidoreductase that mediates oxidative phosphorylation. It also plays a role in apoptosis through a caspase-independent cell-death pathway.

Assay and technical information

Invitae is a College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified clinical diagnostic laboratory performing full-gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis using next-generation sequencing technology (NGS).

Our sequence analysis covers clinically important regions of each gene, including coding exons, +/- 10 base pairs of adjacent intronic sequence in the transcript listed below. In addition, analysis covers the select non-coding variants specifically defined in the table below. Any variants that fall outside these regions are not analyzed. Any specific limitations in the analysis of these genes are also listed in the table below.

Our analysis detects most intragenic deletions and duplications at single exon resolution. However, in rare situations, single-exon copy number events may not be analyzed due to inherent sequence properties or isolated reduction in data quality. If you are requesting the detection of a specific single-exon copy number variation, please contact Client Services before placing your order.

Gene Transcript reference Sequencing analysis Deletion/Duplication analysis
AIFM1 NM_004208.3