Genetic testing

A genetic test or molecular diagnosis can:

  • help diagnose a genetic condition
  • may be able to tell you for certain about you or your child's genetic makeup
  • help to identify if there is a change in a particular gene or chromosome

Where is genetic testing available

Genetic testing for centronuclear and myotubular myopathy is available from a number of establishments some of which are listed below.

It is important to note that different countries have a different approach to funding genetic testing so it is important to talk to your own doctor or clinician and recommended that anyone interested in genetic testing reads all available literature and satisfies themselves as to which if any of places are suitable for their individual needs before entering into any arrangement financial or otherwise. If in doubt seek out the patient advocacy service that may be linked to large muscle disease charities such as the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign in the UK or the Muscular Dystropy Association in the USA. Further information about genetic testing and the benefits and risks involved is available from:

Research projects

It should be noted that researchers have yet to identify all the genes that cause centronuclear/myotubular myopathy and the more researchers know about those with the conditions the more progress they will make in finding a cure. Anyone interested in being involved in current research projects can learn more below.

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