Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and Menkes Disease tests now available

As we highly appreciate our customers’ feedback on our services, we have added two new tests to the testing menu based on the results of the resent customer survey. The Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease test uses massively parallel sequencing to analyze as many as 30 disease-associated genes. This approach allows distinguishing various forms of the disease and therefore preventing serial single gene testing. Deletion/duplication analysis of the PMP22 gene in the 17p11.2-12 region is also available. The duplications in this region could account for approximately 75 % of cases.

For Menkes disease testing we use Sanger sequencing to detect disease-causing mutations in the ATP7A gene.