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Autoinflammatory Disease Panel: Recurrent Fever Syndrome

Alternate test name


Gene name / Alternate gene name
  • MEFV
  • MVK
  • NLRP12
  • NLRP3
Lab area
Genome Diagnostics - Molecular Genetics
Method and equipment
Sequencing (all genes) by Next Generation Sequencing. Deletion & duplication analysis is also available for the genes on this panel by exon targeted microarray.
Expected turn-around time
Prenatal samples/Pregnancy/STAT: 2 weeks Routine: 6 weeks
Specimen type

Blood; please contact the Genome Diagnostics Laboratory if you want to send gDNA. If sending a prenatal sample, please contact the laboratory prior to sending sample to discuss sample requirements.

For details about specimen requirements, please refer to: Specimen Types & Requirements (PDF).

Specimen requirements
  • Blood: 5-10 mL in EDTA, 0.5 mL in EDTA (neonate);
  • DNA-minimum 10 ug in 100 uL low TE (pH8.0)
Storage and transportation

Blood- Room Temperature.  Please contact the Genome Diagnostics Laboratory if you want to send gDNA.

If sample shipment  >48 hours, ship on ice.

Special requirements

Special Instructions for Genome Diagnostics Samples

Please ship us the blood sample within 48 hours of collection. 

Shipping information
The Hospital for Sick Children
Division of Genome Diagnostics
555 University Avenue, Black Wing, Room 3416
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8
Phone: 416-813-7200 ext. 2
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Off hours: Please send to Rapid Response Laboratory, 555 University Avenue, Room 3642
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Background and clinical significance

Autoinflammatory diseases (AID) are a heterogeneous group of conditions that lead to inappropriate responses of the innate immune system. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: rash, fevers, edema, arthritis, skin lesions, pulmonary complications, gastrointestinal irritation and hematological abnormalities. Recurrent Fever Syndrome (RFS) is a subtype of the AID.  RFS is characterized as the occurrence of episodic fevers that do not have an infectious cause. Onset can range from infancy to adulthood presenting with cyclical or random attacks of fevers (above 39 degrees Celsius) and localized inflammation lasting days to months.

See related information sheets: 

Disease condition
  • Autosomal Dominant Familial Periodic Fever
  • Chronic Infantile Neurological Cutaneous and Articular Syndrome
  • Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome 1
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Muckle-Wells Syndrome
  • Periodic Fever
  • Recurrent fever
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