benign familial neonatal convulsions (BFNC)

BFNC (also known as Benign Familial Neonatal Seizures, BFNS) is is part of our (NGS) Childhood Epilepsy Panel. Click here to access a complete list of the genes covered in this panel. 




BFNC is a dominantly inherited form of neonatal epilepsy with a low incidence. The condition is characterized by partial or general seizures of diverse types (tonic, clonic)  that can take place both during awake or sleeping states. The onset of BFNC is usually during the first days of life, and remits spontaneously after a few days or weeks. There are usually no sequelae; neurological and cognitive development remains usually unaffected. However, a low percentage of those affected might experience some form of seizure or sequel in the future.


All of Amplexa's neurology tests can be found in our Neurology Brochure.