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MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test

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The MEF2C gene mental retardation autosomal dominant type 20 genetic test is a specialized diagnostic procedure aimed at identifying mutations in the MEF2C gene, which are known to cause a form of intellectual disability known as autosomal dominant mental retardation type 20. This condition is characterized by developmental delays, intellectual challenges, potential speech impairments, and sometimes physical anomalies. The test involves analyzing the patient’s DNA to detect any abnormalities or mutations in the MEF2C gene that could lead to the disorder.

Conducted at DNA Labs UAE, a leading facility in genetic diagnostics, the test provides crucial information for families and healthcare providers, facilitating early intervention and tailored support strategies for affected individuals. The cost of the test is 4400 AED, reflecting the sophisticated technology and expertise required to accurately identify mutations in the MEF2C gene. This genetic test is a valuable tool in the management and understanding of autosomal dominant mental retardation type 20, offering hope and direction for affected families.

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MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test

Introduction

The MEF2C gene is responsible for producing a protein called myocyte enhancer factor 2C, which plays a crucial role in the development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. Mutations in this gene have been linked to mental retardation, autosomal dominant type 20 (MRD20), a condition characterized by intellectual disability, developmental delay, and speech and language difficulties. Individuals with MRD20 may also exhibit behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Test Details

The MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test is a neurogenetic test offered by DNA Labs UAE. It utilizes NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technology to analyze multiple genes simultaneously. This specific test focuses on identifying mutations or changes in the MEF2C gene that may be responsible for MRD20.

Components and Price

The cost of the MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test is 4400.0 AED. The required sample condition for this test can be either blood, extracted DNA, or one drop of blood on an FTA card.

Test Department and Doctor

This genetic test is conducted in the Genetics department of DNA Labs UAE under the supervision of a Neurologist.

Pre Test Information

Prior to undergoing the MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test, it is important to provide a clinical history of the patient. Additionally, a genetic counseling session is recommended to create a pedigree chart of family members affected by MRD20.

Report Delivery

Once the test is completed, the report will be delivered within 3 to 4 weeks.

Importance of Genetic Testing

It is crucial to note that genetic testing should always be carried out under the guidance of healthcare professionals such as genetic counselors or medical geneticists. These experts can help interpret the results of the genetic test and provide appropriate counseling and support to individuals and families affected by MRD20.

Conclusion

The MEF2C Gene Mental Retardation Autosomal Dominant Type 20 Genetic Test offered by DNA Labs UAE is a valuable tool in diagnosing MRD20 and identifying the specific genetic cause of the condition. By utilizing NGS technology, this test provides comprehensive insights into the MEF2C gene and its role in mental retardation. If you suspect that you or a family member may be affected by MRD20, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional and consider undergoing this genetic test.

Test Name MEF2C Gene Mental retardation autosomal dominant type 20 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 MEF2C Gene Mental retardation, autosomal dominant type 20 NGS Genetic DNA Test A Genetic Counselling session to draw a pedigree chart of family members affected with MEF2C Gene Mental retardation, autosomal dominant type 20
Test Details

The MEF2C gene is a gene that provides instructions for making a protein called myocyte enhancer factor 2C. This protein is involved in the development and function of the brain and nervous system.

Mutations in the MEF2C gene have been associated with a condition known as mental retardation, autosomal dominant type 20 (MRD20). This condition is characterized by intellectual disability, developmental delay, and speech and language difficulties. Individuals with MRD20 may also have behavioral problems, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) genetic testing is a type of genetic test that can be used to analyze multiple genes at once. In the context of MRD20, NGS genetic testing can be used to identify mutations or changes in the MEF2C gene that may be causing the condition. This type of testing can help in the diagnosis of MRD20 and provide information about the specific genetic cause of the condition.

It is important to note that genetic testing should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional, such as a genetic counselor or medical geneticist. These professionals can help interpret the results of the genetic test and provide appropriate counseling and support.