How much does fragile X cost?
Cost and Insurance Coverage The cost of Fragile X DNA testing can range from under $100 up to $1000 (U.S. dollars). Many factors influence insurance coverage and out-of-pocket costs related to genetic testing.
Where is fragile X located?
Fragile X syndrome is inherited in an X-linked dominant pattern . A condition is considered X-linked if the mutated gene that causes the disorder is located on the X chromosome, one of the two sex chromosomes. (The Y chromosome is the other sex chromosome.)
How long does it take to get results for fragile X?
The fragile X carrier test provides specific information about whether or not individuals are fragile X carriers, and about their risks of having a child with fragile X syndrome. The test is performed on a small sample of blood. Results are usually available within two weeks.
Is fragile X considered a disability?
Fragile X syndrome is characterized by moderate intellectual disability in affected males and mild intellectual disability in affected females. The physical features in affected males are variable and may not be obvious until puberty.
Do you know fragile X syndrome (FXS)?
Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is one of the most common causes of inherited intellectual disability. CDC is working to learn more about fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders to improve the health and well-being of people with these conditions. What is Fragile X Syndrome? Think you know fragile X? Guess again.
What is CDC doing to support people with Fragile X syndrome?
CDC is working to learn more about fragile X syndrome and fragile X-associated disorders to improve the health and well-being of people with these conditions.
Is the fragile X Conference happening?
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Does fragile X affect life expectancy?
Life expectancy is not affected in people with FXS because there are usually no life-threatening health concerns associated with the condition. We provide unwavering support for every family affected by Fragile X, while relentlessly pursuing a cure. Learn about Fragile X and read in-depth articles for daily living strategies.