• 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 DEPDC5 gene is associated with autosomal dominant familial focal epilepsy with variable foci (FFEVF) (MedGen UID: 348951) and autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE) (MedGEN UID: 432738).

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Pathogenic variants in the DEPDC5 gene are associated with ~10% of clinical cases of familial focal epilepsy with variable foci (FFEVF).

Nutrient-sensing is central to essential cellular functions like growth, division, and survival. The DEPDC5 gene encodes a subunit of the GATOR1 complex, which inhibits nutrient-sensing pathways and may result in unrestrained or unorganized cell growth when not properly regulated (PMID: 23723238, 25833943).

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
DEPDC5 NM_001242896.1