Fragile X Syndrome (FMR1) DNA Testing
DNA Analysis with Reflex Test
- Fragile X syndrome is an inherited developmental disorder characterized by intellectual and behavioral disabilities
- Defects in the FMR1 gene cause Fragile X Syndrome
- It is the most common inherited form of mental impairment, affecting 1 in 4000 boys and 1 in 8000 girls
- Simple mouth swab DNA test with results in 1 – 2 weeks
About Fragile X Syndrome
The FMR1 gene (fragile X mental retardation 1) encodes FMRP (fragile X mental retardation protein). FMRP is involved in cognitive development and female reproductive functions.
About Fragile X Syndrome DNA Testing
What is the FMR1 gene? What changes in the FMR1 gene cause Fragile X Syndrome? What are my risks of passing a defective FMR1 gene to the next generation?
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