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Test ID: F8NGS    
Hemophilia A, F8 Gene, Next-Generation Sequencing, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Molecular confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of hemophilia A in affected male patients

 

Identification of the causative alteration in the F8 gene for prognostic and genetic counseling purposes

 

Helping determine hemophilia A carrier status for female patients with a family history of hemophilia A

 

Molecular prenatal confirmation of hemophilia A

Genetics Test Information Provides information that may help with selection of the correct genetic test or proper submission of the test request

This test detects pathogenic alterations within the F8 gene to delineate the underlying molecular defect in a patient with a laboratory diagnosis of hemophilia A and for determining carrier status for female patients with a family history of hemophilia A. This test may also be used to prenatally identify and confirm hemophilia A in a male fetus at risk for inheriting the disease. Diagnostic prenatal testing for female fetuses is typically medically unnecessary and not performed except in very rare cases where the fetus is known to be at risk of inheriting a pathogenic F8 alteration from both parents.

 

The gene target for this test is:

Gene name (transcript): F8 (GRCh37 [hg19] NM_000132)

Chromosomal location: Xq28

Highlights

-This test identifies pathogenic alterations in the F8 gene associated with hemophilia A.

-It is recommended that the F8 alteration be confirmed in the affected male or obligate carrier female prior to testing at-risk individuals.

-This test allows for the prenatal identification of pathogenic alterations in the F8 gene associated with hemophilia A. Prenatal genetic testing is not routinely performed without the prior identification of a familial hemophilia alteration.

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CULAFAmniotic Fluid Culture/Genetic TestYesNo
CULFBFibroblast Culture for Genetic TestYesNo
MATCCMaternal Cell Contamination, BYesNo
F8INVHA F8 Intron 1/22 Inversion, BYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Prenatal genetic testing is not routinely performed without the prior identification of a familial hemophilia alteration in an affected male relative or a female relative who is a confirmed carrier of the alteration. Requests for this prenatal testing without a known familial alteration are performed at the discretion of a Molecular Hematopathology Laboratory Director.

 

For any cord blood or prenatal specimen that is received, maternal cell contamination studies will be added. A maternal whole blood sample is required to perform this test.

 

If amniotic fluid is received, amniotic fluid culture for genetic testing will be added and charged separately. If chorionic villus specimen is received, fibroblast culture for genetic testing will be added and charged separately.

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Hemophilia Testing Algorithm (for testing affected male patients)

-Hemophilia Carrier Testing Algorithm (for female patients with a family history of hemophilia)

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Custom Sequence Capture and Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) followed by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Sanger Sequencing when appropriate.

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

F8 Gene, Full Gene NGS

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

F8
Factor VIII gene
HA
Hemophilia A
Factor VIII deficiency