GTR Home > Tests > Muscle Weakness (Myopathy, Muscular Dystrophy)

Overview

Test order codeHelp: 89.01

Test name

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Muscle Weakness (Myopathy, Muscular Dystrophy)

Purpose of the test

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This is a clinical test intended for Help: Diagnosis

Condition

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6 conditions tested. Click Indication tab for more information.

Methodology

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Molecular Genetics
CSequence analysis of the entire coding region
Next-Generation (NGS)/Massively parallel sequencing (MPS)

Summary of what is tested

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

Genes

Clinical validity

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Not provided

Clinical utility

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How to order

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Practice guidelines

  • Orphanet, 2013
    Orphanet, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, 2013
  • CDC Respiratory Panel, 2010
    The respiratory management of patients with duchenne muscular dystrophy: a DMD care considerations working group specialty article.
  • CDC DMD Care Considerations Working Group, 2010
    Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 2: implementation of multidisciplinary care.
  • CDC DMD Care Considerations Working Group, 2010
    Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, part 1: diagnosis, and pharmacological and psychosocial management.
  • DMD Management and Anesthesia - ACCP, 2007
    American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement on the respiratory and related management of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing anesthesia or sedation.
  • AAP, 2005
    Cardiovascular health supervision for individuals affected by Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy.
  • AAN/CNS, 2005
    Practice parameter: corticosteroid treatment of Duchenne dystrophy: report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the Practice Committee of the Child Neurology Society.

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