*Please note that the lab fee for this test is a separate cost.
Parkinson’s Disease was first described by James Parkinson in 1817. It is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer disease (AD 104300), affecting approximately 1% of the global population over the age of 50 (Polymeropoulos et al.,1996). Warner and Schapira (2003) reviewed the genetic and environmental causes of Parkinson’s disease. Genetic Heterogeneity of Parkinson Disease Several loci for autosomal dominant Parkinson disease have been identified, including PARK 1 and PARK 2, caused by mutation in or triplication of the alpha-synuclein genes, respectively Also, PARK5, UCHL1, LRRK2 HTRA2 gene mutations.
Our Parkinson's Disease Genetic Risk DNA Kit tests 36 gene variations involved in nine key biological processes, which are all key factors in the onset of chronic disease.
What's inside the Kit:
Buccal Swab Vial (sealed silver pouch)
Sample collection envelope (with Activation code)
Activation Code Sticker (to be placed on the vial)
'HOW TO' instructional guide
Coupon code for your next purchase
Prepaid return envelope
NOTE: We currently do not offer this service in New York.