• 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 MBD5 gene is associated with autosomal dominant intellectual disability (MedGen UID: 409857). Additionally, the MBD5 gene has preliminary evidence supporting a correlation with autosomal dominant autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (PMID: 23632792, 23055267).

Order single gene


Order this gene as a single gene test.

Order a test

Invitae tests that include this gene:

Pathogenic variants in the MBD5 gene are associated with an unknown percentage of clinical cases of Rett-like syndrome.

DNA in cells is organized into chromatin to allow for efficient and tightly regulated gene expression. The MBD5 gene encodes a protein that may help to establish and maintain heterochromatin (transcriptionally silent, compacted DNA). It also influences transcription of many genes, which may affect the balance between neural cell growth and differentiation (PMID: 20700456, 25966365).

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
MBD5 NM_018328.4