Requires referral through Neurology or Genetic Services.
Predictive testing requires referral through Genetic Services.
Genetic Health Service NZ can be contacted on 0800 476 123.
Neurology can be contacted on (09) 307 4949 ext. 25662.
Specimen Collection 8 mL Adult EDTA Blood 4 mL Paediatric EDTA Blood
For paediatric samples a minimum of 0.5ml blood EDTA can be processed. (Microcollect)
Transport all bloods at room temperature within 24-48 hours. If necessary specimens can be refrigerated overnight for transport at room temperature the following day.
For testing of other sample types please contact the laboratory prior to sending.
Turnaround Time: 13 weeks Contact Information
Contact Molecular Genetics via:
Lablink ext 22000
Mark Greenslade (Technical Head) ext 22010
Pippa Grainger (Section leader) ext 22014
Dystonia-6 is an autosomal dominant movement disorder characterised by early involvement of craniofacial muscles with secondary generalization often involving the arms, and laryngeal dystonia that causes speech difficulties.
are the cause of dystonia type 6 (DYT6) .
Molecular genetic testing is available for
For more information about the Molecular Genetics service:
Molecular Genetics information page