Genetic testing: a Duchenne fingerprint
Genetic testing is a laboratory procedure that looks at changes in genes. Typically, it involves a simple blood test.
Duchenne is a genetic disorder that can be inherited. While it is possible for someone with no family history to have the disease, it’s most commonly passed down through families. To understand how the disease is inherited, we need to take a closer look at genetics.
If you have a child with Duchenne, genetic testing (including carrier testing) can provide valuable information to you and your family. Once you have the results, a genetic counselor can help explain what they mean for your family.