Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the death of motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, resulting in fatal paralysis. ALS usually begins with asymmetric involvement of the muscles in middle adult life. Approximately 10% of ALS cases are familial. ALS is sometimes referred to as 'Lou Gehrig disease' after the famous American baseball player who was diagnosed with the disorder.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the death of motor neurons in the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord, resulting in fatal paralysis. ALS usually begins with asymmetric involvement of the muscles in middle adult life. Approximately 10% of ALS cases are familial. ALS is sometimes referred to as 'Lou Gehrig disease' after the famous American baseball player who was diagnosed with the disorder.

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Delivery Time:
10 days
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2-5 Ml Venous Blood Sample / DNA sample
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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and/or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by adult onset of one or both of these features in an affected individual, with significant intrafamilial variation. The disorder is genetically and pathologically heterogeneous. Patients with C9ORF72 repeat expansions tend to show a lower age of onset, shorter survival, bulbar symptom onset, increased incidence of neurodegenerative disease in relatives, and a propensity toward psychosis or hallucinations compared to patients with other forms of ALS and/or FTD. Patients with C9ORF72 repeat expansions also show psychiatric disturbances that may predate the onset of dementia.

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Delivery Time:
20 days
Sample:
2-5 Ml Blood Sample
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