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LIM2

Alias

CTRCT19; MP17; MP19

Associated disorders

The LIM2 gene currently has no well-established disease association; however, there is limited evidence supporting a correlation with autosomal recessive cataracts (PMID: 11917274).

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Invitae tests that include this gene:

The LIM2 gene encodes the lens fiber membrane intrinsic protein. This protein is thought to be involved in the development of the lens, as it is found in lens fiber cell junctions (PMID: 11917274)

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
LIM2 NM_030657.3