What are the benefits of testing?
Patients identified with a positive test result have an increased risk of developing the associated neurodegenerative disease. Genetic testing may be beneficial in the planning and decision-making process for treatment, psychosocial counseling, research study enrollment, and support programs for caregivers and patients.
The patient’s family members can also be tested to help define their risk. A positive test result for the patient increases the risk for their relatives up to 50%.