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GFAP Gene Alexander disease Genetic Test

Original price was: 5,600 د.إ.Current price is: 4,400 د.إ.

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The GFAP gene Alexander disease genetic test is a specialized diagnostic tool used to identify mutations in the GFAP gene, which are indicative of Alexander disease. Alexander disease is a rare neurological disorder that affects the brain’s white matter, leading to a wide range of neurological symptoms and physical disabilities. The GFAP gene encodes the glial fibrillary acidic protein, which is primarily found in astrocytes, a type of glial cell in the brain. Mutations in this gene disrupt the normal function of astrocytes, leading to the accumulation of Rosenthal fibers and the progressive deterioration of white matter.

The test is conducted through a blood sample, where DNA is extracted and analyzed for mutations in the GFAP gene. It is a crucial step for families with a history of Alexander disease or individuals showing symptoms, as early diagnosis can help in managing the disease more effectively, although there is currently no cure.

Conducted by DNA Labs UAE, the test costs 4400 AED. DNA Labs UAE is a reputable facility known for its advanced genetic testing services. They provide detailed analysis and interpretation of the results, ensuring that individuals and their healthcare providers have the necessary information for appropriate medical and supportive care planning.

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GFAP Gene Alexander Disease Genetic Test

At DNA Labs UAE, we offer the GFAP Gene Alexander Disease Genetic Test to help diagnose and manage this rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system.

Test Components

  • Price: 4400.0 AED
  • Sample Condition: Blood or Extracted DNA or One drop Blood on FTA Card

Report Delivery

3 to 4 Weeks

Method

NGS Technology

Test Type

Neurological Disorders

Doctor

Neurologist

Test Department

Genetics

Pre Test Information

Before undergoing the GFAP Gene Alexander Disease NGS Genetic DNA Test, it is important to provide the clinical history of the patient. Additionally, a genetic counseling session will be conducted to draw a pedigree chart of family members affected with GFAP Gene Alexander Disease.

Test Details

GFAP (Glial fibrillary acidic protein) gene mutations are associated with Alexander disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. This disease is caused by a mutation in the GFAP gene, which encodes a protein that is important in maintaining the structure and function of astrocytes, a type of glial cell in the brain.

NGS (Next-generation sequencing) genetic testing is used to identify mutations in the GFAP gene. This advanced sequencing technology analyzes the DNA sequence of the GFAP gene to detect any abnormalities or mutations. Genetic testing for Alexander disease can aid in early diagnosis, treatment, and management of the condition.

Furthermore, this test can help identify carriers of the gene mutation and provide genetic counseling for families at risk of passing on the condition to their children.

Test Name GFAP Gene Alexander disease Genetic Test
Components
Price 4400.0 AED
Sample Condition Blood or Extracted DNA or One drop Blood on FTA Card o
Report Delivery 3 to 4 Weeks
Method NGS Technology
Test type Neurological Disorders
Doctor Neurologist
Test Department: Genetics
Pre Test Information Clinical History of Patient who is going for GFAP Gene Alexander disease NGS Genetic DNA Test A Genetic Counselling session to draw a pedigree chart of family members affected with GFAP Gene Alexander disease
Test Details

GFAP (Glial fibrillary acidic protein) gene mutations are associated with Alexander disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Alexander disease is caused by a mutation in the GFAP gene, which encodes a protein that is important in maintaining the structure and function of astrocytes, a type of glial cell in the brain.

NGS (Next-generation sequencing) genetic testing can be used to identify mutations in the GFAP gene. This type of testing uses advanced sequencing technology to analyze the DNA sequence of the GFAP gene and detect any abnormalities or mutations.

Genetic testing for Alexander disease can help with early diagnosis, treatment, and management of the condition. It can also help to identify carriers of the gene mutation and provide genetic counseling for families at risk of passing on the condition to their children.