What are gene names?
A variety of names have been used for genes and genetic loci. The Human Gene Nomenclature Committee provides a unique approved name for each human gene. This is the name used throughout this website. For convenience, some alternative non-standard names are shown but they are not used to link to other information or sites. The HGNC-approved name should be used in all test requests and reports to avoid confusion. Further information about genes, sequences, and nomenclature is provided by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information.