Genetic Testing

What is Genetic Testing?magnifying glass looking for chromosomes
Who Should Consider Genetic Testing?
  • There are two categories for Genetic Testing:
    • Testing for those already displaying HD symptoms to confirm a diagnosis and
    • Pre-Symptomatic Testing
What is Pre-Symptomatic Testing?
  • Pre-symptomatic testing is available for individuals who do not have symptoms themselves but have a family history of Huntington's disease.
What is the Genetic Testing Process Like?‚Äč
  • Any patient seeking genetic testing must meet with a genetic counselor to discuss the process, implications, and impact of genetic testing. Genetic testing requires several assessments and considerations before it is performed. This includes a mental health assessment and neurological exam.