Updates in Asper Ophthalmics

Asper Ophthalmics testing menu has been updated with Senior-Loken Syndrome gene panel. We have also added a number of genes to Cone-Rod Dystrophy, Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy, and comprehensive eye diseases panels. Comprehensive eye diseases panel now covers 283 genes associated with different eye disorders. View updated testing options at www.asperbio.com/asper-ophthalmics/

Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy

Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
NGS panel

Genes
(full coding
region:
BEST1, IMPG1, PRPH2

Lab method: NGS panel NGS panel with CNV

TAT: 6-9 weeks

Specimen requirements: 2-4 ml of blood with anticoagulant EDTA

1 µg DNA in TE, AE or pure sterile water at 100-250 ng/µl
The A260/A280 ratio should be 1.8-2.0. DNA sample should be run on an agarose gel as a single band, showing no degradation, alongside with a quantitative DNA marker.


Ordering information: Go to online ordering or download sample submission form

Sequencing of the BEST1 gene

Genes
(full coding
region):
BEST1

Lab method: Sanger sequencing

TAT: 2-4 weeks

Specimen requirements: 2-4 ml of blood with anticoagulant EDTA

1 µg DNA in TE, AE or pure sterile water at 100-250 ng/µl
The A260/A280 ratio should be 1.8-2.0. DNA sample should be run on an agarose gel as a single band, showing no degradation, alongside with a quantitative DNA marker.


Ordering information: Go to online ordering or download sample submission form

Deletion/duplication analysis

Genes: BEST1, PRPH2

Lab method: MLPA

TAT: 4-6 weeks

Specimen requirements: 2-4 ml of blood with anticoagulant EDTA

1 µg DNA in TE, AE or pure sterile water at 100-250 ng/µl
The A260/A280 ratio should be 1.8-2.0. DNA sample should be run on an agarose gel as a single band, showing no degradation, alongside with a quantitative DNA marker.


Ordering information: Go to online ordering or download sample submission form

Indications for genetic testing:

1. Confirmation of clinical diagnosis
2. Genetic counseling
3. Prenatal diagnosis for known familial mutation

Vitelliform macular dystrophy is an autosomal dominant disorder associated with a vitelliform “egg yolk” lesion that results from abnormal accumulation of lipofuscin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Lesions are usually bilateral, but can be unilateral. In the early stages, accumulation of lipofuscin-like material in the RPE is observed but acuity remains excellent. Later, the affected area becomes deeply and irregularly pigmented, and as the disorder is progressive, it eventually leads to vision loss. Some cases exhibit multiple extramacular lesions, hemorrhaging, or macular holes. Vitelliform macular dystrophy generally reveals itself in childhood or sometimes later during the teenage years. Severity of vision loss and age of onset exhibit inter- and intra-familial variability.

Asper Ophthalmics

Asper Ophthalmics

Achromatopsia
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aniridia
Anophthalmia/Microphthalmia/Coloboma/Anterior Segment Dysgenesis
Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa
Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa
Bardet Biedl Syndrome, McKusick-Kaufman Syndrome, Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann Syndrome, Alström Syndrome, Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy
Cataract
Choroideremia
Cone-Rod Dystrophy
Congenital Fibrosis of Extraocular Muscles NEW
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
Corneal Dystrophy
Ectopia Lentis
Eye Diseases NGS panel of 288 genes UPDATED
Glaucoma
Leber Congenital Amaurosis
Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

Norrie Disease
Oculocutaneous Albinism, Ocular Albinism, Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, Chediak-Higashi Syndrome
Optic Atrophy
Papillorenal Syndrome
Retinoblastoma
Senior-Loken Syndrome
Stargardt Disease
Usher Syndrome
Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy
Vitreoretinopathy
X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa (RPGR ORF15 included)
X-Linked Retinoschisis
Whole Exome Sequencing

Asper Ophthalmics is a comprehensive collection of genetic tests targeted at the diagnostics of a wide variety of hereditary ocular disorders, including retinal disorders, corneal dystrophies, and age related ophthalmic conditions.

Our genetic tests assist clinicians in confirming diagnoses and informing patients about their risks for inherited eye diseases.