The HPCA gene currently has no well-established disease association; however, there is preliminary evidence supporting a correlation with autosomal recessive torsion dystonia 2 (DYT2) (MedGen UID: 346511).
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Invitae tests that include this gene:
The HPCA gene encodes the neuron specific calcium binding protein hippocalcin. Hippocalcin is typically found in the retina and brain and functions to allow calcium dependent signaling between retinal cells and neurons. Disruption of this type of calcium induced signaling is thought to play a role in disorders such as dystonia.
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.
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