Fragile X can be determined with a blood test which is available in India. The blood test is usually supported with clinical symptoms to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
The same DNA test used to diagnose Fragile X Syndrome is used to test for FXTAS and POF.
Who should be tested for Fragile X ?
- Individuals with Autism/autistic features.
- Family history of Fragile X or relatives with undiagnosed MR.
- Females with fertility problems.
- Aged persons having ataxia like features.
Where to be testing for Fragile X ?
Dr. IC Verma
Institute of Medical Genetics & Genomics
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
New Delhi – 110060.
Phone Direct lines: +91-11-2586 1767; 4225 1993
Fax number: +91-11-2586 2206
Dr. Madhulika Kabra
Genetics Unit, Department of Pediatrics,
New Delhi – 110029
Dr. Sheela Nampoothiri
Department of Pediatric Genetics,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre,
AIMS Ponekkara PO,
Cochin – 682041,
Tel: +91 484 2851234
FAX: +91 484 2802020
Dr. Chaitanya A. Datar
Clinical & Metabolic Geneticist,
Sahyadri Medical Genetics & Tissue Engg Facility,
KEM Hospital, Pune,
Bharati Hospital, Pune,
Clinic/ Lab Address
Sahyadri Medical Genetics & Tissue Engineering Facility (SMGTEF),
Sahyadri Corporate Building, 4th floor,
Lokmanya Colony, Opposite Vanaz Compound, Kothrud,
Behind Sahyadri Hospital Kothrud,