/getmedia/9f336fbe-1510-4dec-a304-55828cc9d664/Motor-Neuron-Disease-Brochure-LR.pdfHereditary motor neuron diseases affect the nerves that control voluntary muscle activity, which includes diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These conditions are variably progressive with symptoms that include muscle weakness and atrophy, spasticity, and overactive tendon reflexes.
Athena Diagnostics offers hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) evaluations to aid in diagnosis. HSP affects between 1.3 and 9.6 in 100,000 and is frequently diagnosed by exclusion, since MRI, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies, electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are often uninformative. (GeneReviews)
Our staff of genetic counselors and laboratory directors is available to assist you in the ordering process.
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Athena Diagnostics knows that motor neuron disease can be challenging to manage. We are committed to providing quality testing to find the cause of you or your loved one's ALS, SMA, HSP, or other motor neuron disease.
We offer the Athena Alliance Program to make testing accessible and affordable. Learn more about the program here.
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