rs41261344, also known as Arg1193Gln or R1193Q, is a SNP in cardiac sodium channel SCN5A gene.
It is unclear how penetrant (causative) the rare allele of this SNP is for cardiac issues such as long QT syndrome. It was thought to be causative, based on observations in Caucasians, but then a report came out stating that 14% of Han Chinese carry this variant, most without any apparent problem. See OMIM and the GetEvidence summary below on right for more discussion.
This variant meets the criteria published in 2013 by the ACMG regarding incidental findings in exome or genome sequencing, as a variant that they do recommend informing a patient about.[PMID 23788249]
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