• 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 MYH7 gene is associated with autosomal dominant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) (MedGen UID: 501195), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) (MedGen UID: 37831), left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) (MedGen UID: 349005), and Laing distal myopathy (MPD1) (MedGen UID: 449370). It is also associated with autosomal dominant and recessive myosin storage myopathy (MSMA) (MedGen UID:374868) and autosomal dominant scapuloperoneal myopathy (SPMM) (MedGen UID: 442146).

Pathogenic MYH7 variants are associated with 13%-20% of clinical cases of LVNC, 16% of cases of HCM, and 4%-5% of DCM cases. MYH7 is the only known causative gene for Laing distal myopathy and myosin storage myopathy.

The gene MYH7 encodes the protein beta myosin heavy chain 7. This protein is part of the sarcomere complex, which is present in both cardiac and skeletal muscle cells. The primary role of the sarcomere complex is muscle contraction. Pathogenic variants in genes that encode sarcomere proteins are a common cause of inherited myopathies.

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
MYH7 NM_000257.3