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Fanconi Anemia Group C: FANCC Recurrent Mutations

Alternate test name

FANCC; Fanconi pancytopenia type 3

Gene name / Alternate gene name
Fanconi anemia, complementation group C
Lab area
Genome Diagnostics - Molecular Genetics
Method and equipment
Targeted analysis of recurrent mutations
Expected turn-around time
Pregnancy/STAT: 2-3 weeks Routine: 4-6 weeks
Specimen type

Blood; gDNA. 

For details about specimen requirements, please refer to: Specimen Type & 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

Room Temperature

For details about specimen requirements, please refer to: Specimen Type and Requirements

Special requirements

Special Instructions for Genome Diagnostics Samples

If sample shipment >48 hours, ship on ice.

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
Email Molecular Lab:
Email Cytogenetics:
Background and clinical significance

Fanconi anemia (FA) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous condition. Both interfamilial and intrafamilial clinical heterogeneity has been reported. Clinical findings in individuals with FA include: anemia, progressive pancytopenia; abnormal skin pigmentation; short stature; and/or multiple malformations of the skeletal and organ systems. Individuals with FA are at increased risk for leukemias and solid tumours. Fancioni anemia group C (FA-C) is the most common form of FA seen in the AJ population. FA-C is an AR disorder caused by mutations in the FANCC gene, located on chromosome 9 (9q22.3). Two mutations in the FANCC gene account for 99% of the mutations seen in AJ individuals affected with FA-C.

See related information sheet: Ashkenazi Jewish Screening Panel

Disease condition

Fanconi Anemia Group C (part of the Ashkenazi Jewish screening panel)

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