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ALS

Purpose of the test

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Condition

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1condition tested. Click Condition tab for more information.

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
CSequence analysis of the entire coding region
Bi-directional Sanger Sequence Analysis
TTargeted variant analysis
hexanucleotide repeat by PCR

Summary of what tested

13 genes and variants. Click Methodology tab for more information.

Genes and variants

Description of study

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Familial ALS research: SOD1 gene testing by direct DNA; ALS2 (Alsin) gene testing by direct DNA; and for other disease-causing genes by linkage-analysis. Sporadic ALS research study for susceptibility genes.

Researchers

Person responsible for the studyHelpTeepu Siddique, MD, Lab Director, Northwestern Univeristy
Study contactHelpNailah Siddique, RN, MSN, Laboratory Contact, nsiddique@northwestern.edu, 312-503-2712 (phone), 312-908-0865 (fax), Northwestern University

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