Associated disorders

The GATA1 gene is associated with X-linked GATA1-related cytopenia (MedGen UID: 335283) and X-linked Diamond-Blackfan anemia (MedGen UID: 266045).

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The percentage of Diamond-Blackfan anemia attributed to pathogenic variants identified in GATA1 is rare. The GATA1 gene is the ony known gene to cause GATA1-related cytopenia. The percentage of cytopenia attributed to pathogenic variants identified in GATA1 is small.

The GATA1 gene encodes for the erythroid transcription factor protein. This protein regulates the switching of fetal hemoglobin to adult hemoglobin during development.

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, 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.

Gene Transcript reference Sequencing analysis Deletion/Duplication analysis
GATA1 NM_002049.3