This test is designed to detect carriers of Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy. Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD) and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) are X-linked recessive disorders characterized by progressive muscle weakness and atrophy affecting skeletal muscles and the heart. DMD usually presents in males before the age of 5 and symptoms include difficulty running, climbing, and getting up from the floor.read more
By gene: DMD
Next Gen Sequencing & Del/Dup Analysis
Test Code: 6003
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Typically within 2 weeks from receipt of a sample in the laboratory.
1. Whole blood: purple-top (EDTA) tube, minimum of 3 ml
2. Genomic DNA: a minimum of 3 ug (at a concentration of at least 30 ng/ul)
Ship all specimen types at room temperature by overnight courier. Do no freeze.