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SCA 12 (Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type -12) Test

Spinocerebellar ataxia type 12 (SCA12) is a rare autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by slowly progressive cerebellar dysfunction, including imbalance, tremors, and in some cases, cognitive decline. SCA12 is caused by mutations in the PPP2R2B gene, which is involved in nerve cell function in the brain.

  • Test NameSCA 12 (Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type -12) Test
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredThere are no specific instructions for preparing for this test. However, your healthcare provider may give additional guidance based on your health status.
  • Report Time9 Days

The SCA12 Test, or PPP2R2B Gene Test, is a genetic test that checks for mutations in the PPP2R2B gene. It's primarily used to confirm an SCA12 diagnosis when the disorder is suspected based on physical signs and clinical assessment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The SCA12 Test is a genetic test that checks for mutations in the PPP2R2B gene, which are responsible for Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 12, a condition characterized by progressive problems with movement and cognition.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

The test requires a blood sample, typically drawn from a vein in your arm.

This test is usually performed when a healthcare provider suspects SCA12 based on your symptoms, clinical examination, and family history. It might also be conducted if there's a known history of SCA12 in your family and you wish to know your carrier status.

The SCA12 Test gives information about the presence or absence of mutations in the PPP2R2B gene associated with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 12. A positive result can confirm an SCA12 diagnosis.

The SCA12 Test is typically performed once for diagnostic or carrier screening purposes.

In the context of genetic tests like the SCA12 Test, a "normal" result means that no disease-causing mutations were found in the PPP2R2B gene.

There are no particular precautions to be taken before this test. However, genetic testing can have psychological impacts, so it's often beneficial to have genetic counseling before and after the test.

The results of the SCA12 Test are not influenced by lifestyle factors, as the test analyzes your genetic makeup, which remains consistent throughout your life.

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult a neurologist or a geneticist for further advice and management.

A positive SCA12 Test result indicates that you have a mutation in the PPP2R2B gene, confirming the diagnosis of Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 12. It's crucial to discuss the implications with your healthcare provider or a genetic counselor.

In the realm of healthcare, accurate diagnostic testing is a vital part of patient care. Understanding your test, its purpose, and its results can empower you to take a more active role in managing your health. If you have more questions about the SCA12 Test or any other test, consult your healthcare provider or a medical professional for further information.

SCA 12 (Spinal Cerebral Ataxia Type -12)
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