Overview

Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is a progressive disorder of ataxia, myoclonus, epilepsy, and progressive intellectual deterioration in children and ataxia, choreoathetosis, and dementia or character changes in adults. Age of onset varies from childhood through to late adulthood

Category

Cost

Diagnostic and Predictive $250.

Victorian Patients Only: State funding for Diagnostic and Predictive testing.

Reporting time

3 - 6 months

Contacts

Dr Belinda Chong

Phone (03) 9936 6550

Specimen Requirements

EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml

Child: 1-2 ml

Notes

Blood Storage Requirements: Do not freeze. Store at 4°C or room temperature.

Genes tested