Neurogenetics DNA Diagnostic Laboratory: Testing for X-linked Fabry disease (GLA, Fabry)

  • Phone: 617-726-5721

Test Description

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

Results of DNA analysis will be communicated in a written report to the referring professional.

Reason

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. 


Updated 8/2/2012