Huntington disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition).
Victorian patients only:
State funding for diagnostic, predictive and prenatal testing.
For non Victorian patients:
- $275 (diagnostic & predictive)
- prenatal testing
4 - 6 weeks
Prenatal: 4 days - 3 weeks
EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml
- Amniotic fluid 20ml
- Chorionic villus 20mg
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.