Stanford Health Care
About Stanford Clinical LaboratoryLicensureContact Us

Test Directory

Test Requisitions Specimen Collection
Critical Values
Administrative Department
Clinical DepartmentsDepartment of PathologyEsoteric DepartmentsFeatured Services


Test Code: FCX26S
Description: Connexin 26 is encoded by the GJB2 gene. Mutations in the GJB2 gene have a carrier rate of approximately 1 in 30 in American and European populations. They cause >50% of nonsyndromic autosomal recessive hearing loss and deafness (DFNB1). Autosomal dominant hearing loss may also be caused by mutations in GJB2. In this assay the entire GJB2 coding region is examined by DNA sequencing analysis.


Home | About Stanford Clinical Laboratories | Careers | Contact Us | Legal Notices & Disclaimer