Neurogenetics DNA Diagnostic Laboratory: Testing for X-linked Fabry disease (GLA, Fabry)
- Phone: 617-726-5721
REQUIRED FOR ALL ORDERS
- General Requisition Form
- Test Addition Form
- NCL Checklist
- Sample Preparation
- Consent Form
- Medical Release Form
We currently offer DNA mutation analysis of the GLA gene using PCR amplification and direct DNA sequencing of the coding exons. Hemizygous mutations in males and heterozygous mutations in females in the gene have been described in patients with Fabry disease.
Sample Preparation: Sample Preparation (PDF)
Results of DNA analysis will be communicated in a written report to the referring professional.
DNA analysis is appropriate for the study of affected patients, for diagnostic confirmation in a suspected affected patient, and in prenatal testing situations after the family mutation has been identified in the proband.