Adrenoleukodystrophy

Diagnosis and Testing

Who else in my family should I test for adrenoleukodystrophy?

Further testing should start with the mother of a boy with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, or both parents of a daughter thought to be a carrier. Based on parental status, the need to test siblings or other relatives can be established. A woman who is a carrier may want to inform her sisters or female cousins in particular. A genetic counselor, geneticist, or other physician can look at your family tree to help determine which relatives would be good candidates for testing and the best order to test these relatives. To find a genetic counselor near you who can discuss t genetic testing, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors Find a Genetic Counselor website.

Steinberg, S., Moser, A., Raymond, G. X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. Gene Reviews. Online database. Updated April 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1315/

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