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... 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)
... ears of blood tests, 3 different neuromuscular doctors, 3 EMG's, 3 NCV, muscle biopsy, neurological exams, I have finally been diagnosed with dysferlinopathy via genetic blood testing. I wouldn't mind getting this is if I was older but this is an age where you are supposed to be in your prime of your life. ... (4 replies)
... After genetic blood testing, I was just diagnosed with LGMD1C - with a "CAV3 sequence alteration". I'm 55 and my symptoms are still slight - I walk ok, but have atrophy of my shoulder muscles. Supposedly, it's a child onset type, so I'm confused - does anyone else have LGMD1C? It's supposed to be pretty rare, I think.:confused: (8 replies)

... Hi Mark, I was recently diagnosed with LGMD. I'm 55 years old, and my first noticable symptoms were weak shoulder muscles. I took a Pilates class, and couldn't lift my arms like everyone else. Also, climbing stairs is a little more difficult than it used to be. My mom was diagnosed with LGMD when she was 23, and it got progressively worse until she had to be in a... (9 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)
Feb 4, 2007
... en out there, but my understanding is not all places have enough funding to be running this all of the time for patients and many ppl have access to this type of genetic test only if they offer themselves up for participation on clin trials, which of course require definitive diagnosis. ... (2 replies)
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)
... 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)
... My blood test was done by Athena Labs, check the Internet. My doctor referred me to them. ... (2 replies)
... muscles were functioning after sticking what he said was a type of needle directly into his muscle while my son flexed his legs and feet a bit ........after all testing though he informed me that my son has some type of Md and that we would need to go for genetic testing to determine what type....... ... (1 replies)
... Ive actually been seeing my neuro through the MDA clinic as well for years. She has given me a few blood tests but all neg or inconclusive. They had been testing my muscle biopsy previously, which is flying around somewhere on the west coast probably lol. ... (8 replies)
... Well, I guess it's back to the Bethlem dx. My doctor did say that we could start genetic testing. I will be able to talk with him more about that at my next appt. in Sept. ... (39 replies)

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