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What are the tests for canavan disease?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: Testing

Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life.
It is "autosomal recessive" which means both parents have to be carriers. There are tests available for parents to check if they are carriers. Visit http://www.Canavan.Org/ for more information. Speak to your primary physician (ob or pediatrician) for more info.

In brief: Testing

Canavan disease is a type of leukodystrophy which results in premature death of a baby usually by 4 years of life.
It is "autosomal recessive" which means both parents have to be carriers. There are tests available for parents to check if they are carriers. Visit http://www.Canavan.Org/ for more information. Speak to your primary physician (ob or pediatrician) for more info.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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