Proteus Syndrome/Proteus-like Syndrome

PS/PS-like (PSL) is an extremely rare congenital disorder with generalized, unilateral, or localized hamartomatous overgrowth of any tissue. Unusual malignancies have been observed, such as cystadenoma of the ovary, testicular tumors, central nervous system tumors, and parotid monomorphic adenomas.

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  • An adult with features of PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS), such as characteristic skin lesions (trichilemmomas, acral keratoses, papillomas, lipomas, etc.), macrocephaly, gastrointestinal polyps (especially hamartomas or ganglioneuromas), Lhermitte-Duclos disease, or associated cancers (breast, endometrial, non-medullary thyroid, renal, melanoma, colon), among other features
  • A child with early-onset features of PHTS, such as macrocephaly, autism, developmental delay, lipomas, penile freckling, or vascular anomalies, among other features
  • An unaffected individual with a family history suggestive of PHTS (see above) when an affected individual is unavailable for his or her own genetic testing


3 weeks
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Buccal Swab | Fibroblasts (separate charge for cell culture may apply)

*Reporting times are typical, but could be extended in situations outside GeneDx's reasonable control.


81321x1, 81323x1
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**The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.


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