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Genetic Testing for SCA27B

SCA27B, one of the newest identified forms of Hereditary Ataxia, is anticipated to be a highly prevalent type of Ataxia. Currently, there are limited options to receive a CLIA-certified genetic test for SCA27B. 

This article has information about how to access SCA27B testing in the United States.  

To learn more about SCA27B, check out our SCA27B page or this SCAsource article:  To be or SCA27B? 

University of Chicago

  1. Visit a representative physician or neurologist to see if a SCA27b genetic test is right for you. 
  2. To order the test, your physician will need to create a client account with UChicago. 
  3. To request a client account, the provider must email Venessa Gamboa at  venessa.gamboa@uchicagomedicine.org with the following information:
    a) A contact name and email address.
    b)
    Name of the institution, address, phone number, and fax number
    c)
    Ordering physicians name and NPI Number
    d)
    Billing contact name, email address, and phone number for invoices, associated PO# (if applicable), and address for invoices
    e)
    Contact for critical results and rejections 
  4. Setting up a client account typically takes 3-5 business days. Once a client account is set up, the provider will receive a client account code and will be informed of the next steps to requesting the test and sending the specimen. 

Variantyx Inc

On December 1, 2023, Variantyx Inc. announced an expansion in their Genomic Unity® line of tests. This includes the capability to test for the mutation which causes SCA27B. To learn more about SCA27B testing from Variantyx, please read their press release or visit their website at www.variantyx.com. 

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Genetic Testing for SCA27B

Genetic Testing for SCA27B SCA27B, one of the newest identified forms of Hereditary Ataxia, is anticipated to be a highly prevalent type of Ataxia. Currently, there are limited options to receive a CLIA-certified genetic test for SCA27B. This article has information about how to access SCA27B testing in the United Read More…

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