The ALMS1 gene is associated with autosomal recessive Alstrom syndrome (MedGen UID: 78675).
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Pathogenic ALMS1 variants are associated with 25%-40% of Alstrom syndrome cases. In addition, patients with Alstrom syndrome often present with dilated cardiomyopathy. ALMS1 does not cause isolated DCM, but it causes a syndromic condition.
The ALMS1 gene encodes Alstrom protein 1 and plays a role in the function of cilia on the cell surface of several different tissue types. The ALMS1 protein also localizes to the centrosomes within cells.
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, and select noncoding variants. Our assay provides a Q30 quality-adjusted mean coverage depth of 350x (50x minimum, or supplemented with additional analysis). Variants classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic are confirmed with orthogonal methods, except individual variants that have high quality scores and previously validated in at least ten unrelated samples.
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.
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