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PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler Disease Genetic Test

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The PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler Disease Genetic Test is a specialized diagnostic procedure designed to detect mutations in the PRNP gene, which are associated with Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker (GSS) disease. GSS is a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by ataxia, dementia, and various neurological symptoms, resulting from the abnormal accumulation of prion proteins in the brain. The test involves analyzing the patient’s DNA to identify specific genetic alterations in the PRNP gene that are linked to the development of GSS.

Conducted at DNA Labs UAE, this genetic test is crucial for individuals with a family history of GSS or those presenting symptoms suggestive of prion diseases. Early and accurate diagnosis through genetic testing can aid in the management of the disease, although there is currently no cure. Counseling may also be recommended to discuss the implications of the test results for the patient and their family.

The cost of the PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler Disease Genetic Test at DNA Labs UAE is 4400 AED. This price may cover the genetic analysis, professional fees, and post-test counseling. It’s important for patients to consult with their healthcare providers to understand the potential benefits, limitations, and risks associated with the test before proceeding.

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PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler disease Genetic 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

Clinical History of Patient who is going for PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler disease NGS Genetic DNA Test. A Genetic Counselling session to draw a pedigree chart of family members affected with PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler disease.

Test Details

The PRNP gene is associated with a number of neurological disorders, including Gerstmann-Straussler disease (GSD). GSD is a rare, inherited disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. It is caused by mutations in the PRNP gene, which codes for the prion protein. NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) genetic testing is a type of genetic testing that uses advanced technology to analyze multiple genes at once. This type of testing is particularly useful for identifying mutations in genes like PRNP that are associated with complex diseases. NGS genetic testing for the PRNP gene can help diagnose GSD and other prion diseases. It can also be used for carrier testing, which can help identify individuals who are at risk of passing on a mutated PRNP gene to their children. However, it is important to note that genetic testing is not always necessary or appropriate for everyone. Genetic testing should be done in consultation with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor who can help determine if testing is appropriate and provide guidance on the implications of the results.

Test Name PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler 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 PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler disease NGS Genetic DNA Test A Genetic Counselling session to draw a pedigree chart of family members affected with PRNP Gene Gerstmann-Straussler disease
Test Details

The PRNP gene is associated with a number of neurological disorders, including Gerstmann-Straussler disease (GSD). GSD is a rare, inherited disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. It is caused by mutations in the PRNP gene, which codes for the prion protein.

NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) genetic testing is a type of genetic testing that uses advanced technology to analyze multiple genes at once. This type of testing is particularly useful for identifying mutations in genes like PRNP that are associated with complex diseases.

NGS genetic testing for the PRNP gene can help diagnose GSD and other prion diseases. It can also be used for carrier testing, which can help identify individuals who are at risk of passing on a mutated PRNP gene to their children.

However, it is important to note that genetic testing is not always necessary or appropriate for everyone. Genetic testing should be done in consultation with a healthcare provider or genetic counselor who can help determine if testing is appropriate and provide guidance on the implications of the results.