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Frontotemporal Dementia, Pick disease (main mutation R370W)

Neurology 10.022

Frontotemporal Dementia, Pick disease (main mutation R370W)


Signs/symptoms: Dementia, early onset, familial, autosomal dominant.
Complications: Microtubule-associated protein tau. Tauopathy.
Early diagnosis/treatment: Yes
Dementia, frontotemporal with or without Parkinsonism, Pick disease. Mutations reduce the ability of tau to bind microtubules and to promote microtubule assembly.

Material required:

Blood tubes: EDTA whole blood (do not freeze, do not centrifugate)
Mouth brush: No
Chromosomal localization: 17q21.1 OMIM number: 157140

Microtubule-associated protein tau (main mutation R370W)


Gene regions tested:

Gene regions:
Amino acid positions: R370W
Nucleotide positions:
Test methods: Sequencing



8820.00 8811.01 8819.01
  TP REVAL: 250 TP Value: 0.9 CHF 225.00
Other europe: EUR 160.00
Other regions: USD call


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