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Neuro Genetics

Neurogenetics is not a rare condition, and it is estimated that 10% of patients are diagnosed with neurological conditions with the single mutated gene. When it comes to polygenic inheritance, it is a larger proposition. Neurogenetic diseases are a primary cause for alteration or mutation in our DNA. It can affect the young and the old alike. The disorders are debilitating and chronic. These are degenerative and life limiting. These have a great impact on the health and economy of a nation.

The nervous system consists of the central peripheral networks. It is the central processing unit including the brain and the spinal cord. When the network is disrupted, and the entire operating system is out of order, this could lead to devastating consequences in the body. The neurogenetic disease leads to neuronal misfiring and degeneration of specific neurons or death of the neuronal cell. It impacts the overall nervous system leading to clinical symptoms. In this case, diagnosis is difficult.

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A person diagnosed with neuro genetic disease will have to face progressive disability. It impacts the independence and quality of life on an individual. At times it can result in devastating cognitive functions. In this situation, the ability to reason also decreases. Before the 1980s, the disease could not be diagnosed precisely, and hence it was difficult to check its progression. Accurate diagnosis can help prevent familial disorder.

Our neurogenetics diagnostic centre provides genetic counselling for a spectrum of brain and central nervous system disorders. Our specialist team are selected from prestigious academic institutions from India and abroad who publish research in respective medical journals and other publications. We focus on infants, children and adults as we have special expertise in screening neurogenetic disorders. Our teams consist of neurologists, genetic counsellors, geneticists and genetic researchers to provide an accurate diagnosis.

A genetic test is based on the symptoms, and the purpose is to determine the current symptoms. We select the correct genetic test, and our skilled DNA scientist completes the task efficiently and with utmost care. The test selection is based on the clinical diagnosis, and the results of the investigation are helpful in treatment.

Conditions We Screen

  • Autism
  • Brain malformations
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Leukodystrophies
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Mitochondrial disorders
  • Epilepsy in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Hypotonia and muscle coordination disorders
  • X-linked Adrenal Leukodystrophy
  • Lysosomal disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Polymicrogyria
  • Rett syndrome
  • Peroxisomal disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
  • Movement disorders, including dystonia, dyskinesias, choreoathetosis
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome

Contact Anderson Diagnostics for more information on Neurogenetic screening.

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