Neurogenetics Consultations are available to patients with a neurological condition with a suspected genetic cause.

The Neurogenetics Consultation Service aims to provide a genetic diagnosis to adult patients with a suspected neurogenetic condition.

Our Services

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluation by a neurologist with expertise in the relevant sub-specialty of neurology and genetics.
  • Genetic counseling by a board-certified genetic counselor
  • Genetic testing, either through a commercial laboratory, a research protocol, or in many cases, both

Identification of a genetic etiology may benefit patients in the following ways:

  • Allows for targeted treatment and/or improved medical management
  • Allows for appropriate genetic counseling for the patient and their family. In some cases, this may allow for screening and management of at-risk family members
  • Avoids unnecessary diagnostic testing. Ends the “diagnostic odyssey” that patients with undiagnosed conditions often face
  • Allows for enrollment into gene-specific clinical trials and research trials