• 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



CDS1; CHK2; HuCds1; LFS2; PP1425; RAD53; hCds1

Associated disorders

The CHEK2 gene is associated with an increased risk for autosomal dominant breast, colon, thyroid and prostate cancers (PMID: 15492928, 18759107, 21807500, 21876083, 25431674).

The gene CHEK2 (checkpoint kinase 2) encodes a cell cycle regulator and a putative tumor suppressor. This protein is activated in response to DNA damage and inhibits CDC25C phosphatase, prevents entry into mitosis, and stabilizes the tumor-suppressor protein p53. This leads to cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase. In addition, this protein interacts with the phosphorylated BRCA1, allowing BRCA1 to restore survival after DNA damage.

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
CHEK2 NM_007194.3