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How do you test for HD?

April 2, 2014

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How do you test for HD?

Q. I’m writing a paper for school and haven’t found this answer; How do you test for HD? I originally thought it was a blood test but need to know for sure.

Thanks, Darci

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A. Hey Darci,

Great question! Your original thought is right, it is a simple blood test that lets people know how many CAG repeats they have on the gene that can cause HD.

Good luck with your paper.

Take care,

Matt