Overview

Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).

Category

Cost

Diagnostic/Predictive $250

Prenatal $600

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

Reporting time

4 - 6 weeks

4 days - 3 weeks (Prenatal)

Contacts

Dr Belinda Chong

Phone (03) 9936 6550

Specimen Requirements

EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml

Prenatal:

Amniotic Fluid 20ml

Chorionic Villus 20mg

Notes

Patient to be referred to a neurologist for diagnostic tests and to a genetics clinic for predictive/prenatal testing.

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

Genes tested