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Abstract : The correct interpretation of copy number gains in patients with developmental delay and multiple congenital anomalies is hampered by the large number of copy number variations CNVs encountered in healthy individuals. The variable phenotype associated with copy number gains makes interpretation even more difficult. Literature shows that inheritence, size and presence in healthy individuals are commonly used to decide whether a certain copy number gain is pathogenic, but no general consensus has been established. We aimed to develop guidelines for interpreting gains detected by array analysis using array CGH data of 300 patients analysed with the 105K Agilent oligo array in a diagnostic setting. We evaluated the guidelines in a second, independent, cohort of 300 patients. In the first 300 patients 797 gains of 4 or more adjacent oligonucleotides were observed. Of these 45.4% were de novo and 54.6% were familial. In total 94.8% of all de novo gains and 87.1% of all familial gains were concluded to be benign CNVs. Clinically relevant gains ranged from 288 to 7,912 kb in size and were significantly larger than benign gains and gains of unknown clinical relevance p



Author: Conny M.A. Van Ravenswaaij-Arts - Birgit Sikkema-Raddatz - Gerben Van Der Vries - Trijnie Dijkhuizen - Nicolien M. Hanemaaijer -

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