EPIDASD

Epidasd stands for Epilepsy – Intellectual Disability – Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This panel is relevant for autism and autism spectrum disorders with and without epilepsy, mental retardation, intellectual disability, and combinations. The panel includes all genes from Amplexa’s other neurological tests (Childhood Epilepsy, Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy, and Brain Malformation).
PANEL CONTENT
The panel is frequently evaluated and updated. The current version includes 600 genes.
Click on the gene list icon for information about Gene name - Gene ID - OMIM ID.

ANALYSIS TECHNIQUE

Epidasd is performed using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), an advanced technique that offers deep, large-scale deciphering of the genome. The technique has revolutionized genetics by enabling different approaches for high-throughput, scalable sequencing. Click on the icon for more information about NGS. 

BIOINFORMATICS

Panels may include both coding, non-coding, and regulatory regions of the genome, sequenced to a minimum depth of 20. Any coding regions are analyzed +/- 10 base pairs from the exon-intron boundary.

The data is analyzed and annotated with our state-of-the-art in-house developed computational pipeline, integrating high-tech machine learning algorithms with industry-standard software solutions to deliver the most comprehensive data analysis. Throughout the workflow, rigorous quality control steps ensure consistent, valid, and accurate results. A plethora of professional, curated databases are integrated into our pipeline, including, but not limited to, gnomAD, ClinVar, Omim, HGMD, RefSeq, and DBSNP, ensuring high confidence variant classifications. Furthermore, several prediction tools are integrated into the variant classification, such as SIFT, PolyPhen, MutationTaster, AION, SpliceFinder, etc. All quality assessment metrics are available upon request. In case of failure to acquire data from specific genomic target regions within a panel, you will be notified. Click on the icon for more information about BIOINFORMATICS. 

SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Blood (2-5 ml EDTA-blood)
  • DNA (minimum 3 µg)
  • Saliva (minimum 2mL)

TEST SPECIFICATIONS

The test is performed as data extract (virtual targeted panel) from whole exome data. 

Chemistry: Twist Biosystems Human Core Exome

Hardware: Illumina Novaseq 6000 Sequencer

Data processing: An in-house bioinformatic pipeline performs variable calling and filtering calling

Metrics: Average read depth >100-fold. On target coverage,>97% at a >20-fold read depth.

TERMS

By ordering an analysis at Amplexa Genetics A/S, the requester confirms to have obtained the necessary informed consent for the performance of the requested analyses and accepts Amplexa Genetics Terms and Conditions. A hard-copy requisition or an e-mail stating the specific study together with the receipt of a sample is considered an order to conduct the analysis.

 

From the day of order receipt, the turnaround time is five weeks.