• 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



CENP-36; KDVS; KIAA1267; MSL1v1; NSL1; hMSL1v1

Associated disorders

The KANSL1 gene is associated with autosomal dominant Koolen-de Vries syndrome (MedGen UID: 355853).

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KANSL1: Deletion/duplication analysis is not offered for exons 2-3.

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Pathogenic variants in the KANSL1 gene are associated with >90% of clinical cases of Koolen-de Vries syndrome.

DNA in cells is organized into chromatin to allow for efficient and tightly regulated gene expression. Histone acetyltransferases induce gene expression by increasing DNA accessibility. The KANSL1 gene encodes a scaffolding protein for the NSL histone acetyletransferase complex, which is required for expression of many essential genes (PMID: 24788516).

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
KANSL1* NM_001193466.1

*KANSL1: Deletion/duplication analysis is not offered for exons 2-3.