Symptoms and Testing information for Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy Gene Panel Test

Symptoms and Testing information for Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy Gene Panel Test

Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy are both severe neurological disorders that can have profound impacts on individuals and their families. Understanding the symptoms and the availability of genetic testing can provide crucial information for diagnosis and management of these conditions. DNA Labs UAE offers a comprehensive Gene Panel Test specifically designed to identify mutations associated with Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy.

Symptoms of Leigh Syndrome

Leigh Syndrome, also known as Subacute Necrotizing Encephalomyelopathy, is a progressive neurological disorder that typically emerges in the first year of life. The symptoms of Leigh Syndrome can vary significantly but often include the following:

  • Muscular hypotonia (decreased muscle tone)
  • Developmental delays or regression
  • Problems with movement and coordination (ataxia)
  • Seizures
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Respiratory problems
  • Elevated lactate levels in blood and cerebrospinal fluid

Symptoms of Mitochondrial Encephalopathy

Mitochondrial Encephalopathy encompasses a group of disorders caused by dysfunction of the mitochondria. These conditions are characterized by a range of neurological symptoms that may include:

  • Stroke-like episodes
  • Migraine headaches
  • Loss of muscle coordination (ataxia)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Visual and hearing problems
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Seizures
  • Developmental delays
  • Exercise intolerance and fatigue

Mitochondrial Encephalopathy Gene Panel Test

Understanding the genetic basis of Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy is crucial for accurate diagnosis and management. DNA Labs UAE offers a comprehensive Gene Panel Test designed to detect mutations associated with these conditions. This test examines multiple genes known to be linked with Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy, providing valuable insights for diagnosis, treatment, and genetic counseling.

The process of testing involves collecting a DNA sample, usually through a blood draw or cheek swab, which is then analyzed in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Our team of genetic experts evaluates the genetic material for any mutations or abnormalities that could be indicative of Leigh Syndrome or Mitochondrial Encephalopathy.

The cost of the Mitochondrial Encephalopathy Gene Panel Test is 7200 AED. This investment includes the full analysis, a comprehensive report of the findings, and a consultation with one of our genetic counselors to discuss the results and implications for the patient and their family.

Early diagnosis through genetic testing can be crucial in managing Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy. It allows for the implementation of targeted therapies and interventions that can significantly improve quality of life. Additionally, understanding the genetic underpinnings of these conditions can provide families with important information regarding recurrence risk and options for future pregnancies.

For more information about the Leigh Syndrome and Mitochondrial Encephalopathy Gene Panel Test, or to schedule a test, please visit our website.

At DNA Labs UAE, we are committed to providing accurate, comprehensive genetic testing services to help individuals and families navigate the complex landscape of genetic disorders. Our team of experts is here to support you every step of the way, from initial testing to understanding your results and exploring your options.

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