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... I was given a genetic blood test. It was to find out what kind of myotonia I had, though. ... (5 replies)
... I am curious to see how many of you have been given a genetic blood test to find out which specific form you have. ... (5 replies)
... et a definite diagnosis for whatever it is you suffer from. I have LGMD 2I and was one of the "lucky" ones who could get a diagnosis through a muscle biopsy and genetic blood test. Your symptoms sound very similar to what I think most of us here have or are experiencing. ... (4 replies)

... My blood test was done by Athena Labs, check the Internet. My doctor referred me to them. ... (2 replies)
... Hi again Micheybell, First, I apologize for refering to your cousin as your niece in my 1st post. Your cousin is lucky to have such a caring helpful friend. I have a few....they still take me on our anual camping/canoe weekend that we've done for 20 years and help me all weekend. So your cousin has LGMD2B. This means they've detected a Dysferlin protein deficiency. If... (5 replies)
... I had my blood send to Athena Diagnostics somewhere in the US. I'm sure you can find information online about the tests they offer. ... (5 replies)
... Hi Shellette! I wondered where you've been. Sounds like you went through quite an ordeal! I'm still walking (slowly) but the chairs, stairs and getting into other peoples homes is REALLY becoming an issue. No, I've not had my two teenage daughters tested. They are both athletes and seem to be okay so far. I can't see scaring them by suggesting tests. It really wouldn't... (5 replies)
... My neuro actually suggested to me that I get the the genetic blood test. He told me that the test may come back negative, but that wouldn't mean I don't have LGMD. ... (8 replies)
... im a 23 yo female with lgmd, dont know which type. when did you get your genetic blood test. ... (8 replies)
... Hi, it will be my first thread to this site. Since about 2-3 years ago, i started having problem falling over, going up stairs and felt something was weird and went to a clinic in Chatswood. I got my ex GP sent me to this other clinic in chatswood and they told me to go, neurogenetic(nerve conduction studies), blood test, another neurogenetic(muscle biopsy), and once again... (0 replies)
Genetic Testing
May 31, 2012
... Just had blood drawn for genetic testing, I know my Dr thinks I have Limb Girdle MD but will the test show if it's another type of MD, how extensive is this test? ... (0 replies)
... t he said it was probably just growing pains. He continued to complain about it so I insisted on some tests a few weeks ago. The dr order scans of his legs and blood tests for Lyme and Muscular Dystrophy. The scans were clean and his Lyme test came back negative, but the blood test for MD came back "slightly elevated". ... (1 replies)
... and Blood test for diagnosis. ... (1 replies)
Lots of questions
Oct 24, 2009
... s and high blood pressure. It seemed to help but left me with an almost constant feeling of lightheadedness. I actually cut back on the HCTZ and it seems to have helped. ... (0 replies)
**aphilk**
Feb 4, 2007
... TY for the quick response. Kind of frustrating, from one case to the next...one neuro to the next...one facility to next, access to this kind of panel LGMD test differs I guess. My neuro has never said a word about it. ... (2 replies)
**aphilk**
Feb 3, 2007
... Hello, My mother has limb girdle, but she's never been tested, so doesn't know !which type. I have the symptoms (primarily shoulder muscle weakness). I went to a physiatrist, and she ordered blood tests (not genetic, but testing for muscle enzymes). When all those came back slightly elevated, she sent me to a neurologist for an electromyography test (needles/shocking -... (2 replies)
... Hi Abigail, I read your reply and I know things are hard but here is some good news, when a child is a mutation, sometimes their condition is easier than boys who have inherited it from their mothers. Mark had loads of friends who has died from DMD and they got it from the gene in their Mother's, all Mark's friends were stick thin and died basically when they were very... (29 replies)
... Hi Abigail, I read your reply and I know things are hard but here is some good news, when a child is a mutation, sometimes their condition is easier than boys who have inherited it from their mothers. Mark had loads of friends who has died from DMD and they got it from the gene in their Mother's, all Mark's friends were stick thin and died basically when they were very... (29 replies)
... It's such a releif to know that all these tests are usual if you know what I mean. I have seen a genetic counsellor but only once they went through all the genes. ... (29 replies)




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