Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a progressive, degenerative, genetic disease with multiple types, each of which could be considered a disease in its own right.
Single gene SCA type (except SCA 15) $250
SCA 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7 $500
Predictive testing $250
SCA 15 is tested by microarray (see microarray for pricing)
Victorian Patients Only: State funding for Diagnostic, Predictive and Prenatal testing.
SCA (1,2,3,6,7) 4 - 6 weeks (Diagnostic)
4 - 6 weeks (Predictive)
4 days - 3 weeks (Prenatal)
SCA 15 - 3 - 4 weeks
Dr Belinda Chong
Phone (03) 9936 6550
SCA (1,2,3,6,7) EDTA blood: Adult: 2 x 5 ml
Amniotic Fluid 20ml
Chorionic Villus 20mg
SCA 15 EDTA blood or salive (contact laboratory for saliva kits)
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.