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What are the tests for huntington's disease?

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
Genetic Test: There is a very well-known, definitive test that can be done. It's a genetic test (avaiable from athena laboratories, which detects the presence or absence of the tri-nucleotide expansion pathology on chromosome 4. Because this an autosomal dominant gene, on average, 50% of descendants will alsoanifest the disease because they received the gene from the affected parent.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is huntington's disease?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Movement disorder: Hd is the result of an inherited abnormality due to genetic errors resulting in abnormal movements and behavioral problems. Hd can be diagnosed with genetic tests. It is usually apparent clinically in the 4th or 5th decades.

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