Overview

Analyse key genes in one test:
Dementia, Alzheimer, Parkinson, Motor Neurone & other neurogenetic disorders

What is this test?

This new series of panel tests are designed for rapid and cost effective diagnosis for degenerative neurogenetic conditions (listed in detail below).

Our neurogenetic panels are fully NATA accredited. Results are handled with sensitivity and delivered in a timely manner.

Panel testing can be useful in the following clinical contexts:

  • predictive testing
  • carrier testing
  • prenatal diagnosis


VCGS also provides complete clinical and genetic counselling support services.

What conditions does this test look for?

Our suite of tests include all inherited forms of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (AL), Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), early and late-onset Alzheimer disease (EOAD, LOAD), Parkinson disease (PD), Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and X-linked and adult onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Charcot-Marie-Tooth

This panel covers genes associated with Charot-Marie-Tooth.

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Dementia & Alzheimer

This panel includes genes associated with Alzheimer disease.

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This panel includes genes from the Frontotemporal dementia and the Alzheimer disease panels.

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This panel covers genes associated with Frontotemporal dementia.

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This test looks for the C9orf72 gene associated with FTD. Testing is performed by fragment analysis.

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Hereditary spastic paraplegia

This panel covers genes associated with Herediary spastic paraplegia.

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Motor neurone disease

Parkinson disease

How do I arrange a test?

Testing can be arranged through specialist neurologists or through genetics services.

For further information about neurogenetic panel testing, please contact:
Dr Belinda Chong
Phone: +61 3 9936 6550
Email: [email protected]