• 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
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Associated disorders

The C19ORF12 gene is associated with autosomal recessive neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation 4(NBIA4) (MedGen UID: 482001). Additionally, the C19ORF12 gene has preliminary evidence supporting a correlation with autosomal recessive hereditary spastic paraplegia 43 (SPG43) (MedGen UID: 760531).

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C19orf12 is a rare cause of hereditary spastic paraplegia, and the percentage of HSP attributed to pathogenic variants identified in C19orf12 is unknown.

The C19ORF12 gene encodes a mitochondrial transmembrane protein of unknown function that has been hypothesized to play a role in lipid metabolism.

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
C19orf12 NM_001031726.3