Overview

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

Category

Cost

Victorian patients only:
State funding for diagnostic, predictive and prenatal testing.

For non Victorian patients:

Reporting time

4 - 6 weeks

Prenatal: 4 days - 3 weeks

Contacts

P: 1300 118 247
E: [email protected]

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