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Test name


Multiminicore Disease

Purpose of the test


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Molecular Genetics
CSequence analysis of the entire coding region
Bi-directional Sanger Sequence AnalysisNext-Generation (NGS)/Massively parallel sequencing (MPS)RT-PCR with gel analysis

Summary of what is tested

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Description of study


Study of the congenital myopathies, including nemaline myopathy, centronuclear/myotubular myopathy, multiminicore myopathy/rigid spine muscular dystrophy, and undefined or nonspecific congenital myopathies. Focus on identifying the genes and proteins involved in these conditions, as well as in normal muscle functioning. Seek participation of families with congenital myopathies, including affected individuals and first degree relatives. Participation of affected individuals generally involves providing medical records/information, a blood or saliva sample, and a muscle tissue sample (if available). Participation of relatives involves providing a blood or saliva sample. Referral to a clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory can be arranged for confirmation and reporting of clinically relevant research results.


Person responsible for the studyHelpAlan Beggs, PhD, Lab Director
Study contactHelpCasie Genetti, MS, Certified Genetic counselor, CGC, Genetic Counselor, BeggsLabGC@childrens.harvard.edu, 6179192169 (phone), 617-730-0786 (fax)

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