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    Testing for the mnd gene

    My father died recently from PBP MND and I need some advice on what to do about finding out if I or my child are likely to have inherited it. I don’t even know if I want to know.

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    Hi LauraS. I think it is roughly 50/50 whether you will have the gene Defect if your father was Familial ? Was he gene tested ?
    If he did not have a Familial gene defect and so sporadic MND you are at the same risk as the rest of society..
    Take care.. TIANDB

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      #3
      Hi Laura
      I'm so sorry to hear that your father died recently from MND.

      If there is no other family history of your relatives having a diagnosis of MND then there would be no reason to think that your father had a gene which could be passed on to you or your child. The inherited form of MND is very rare and only 5-10% of all people living with MND have an inherited form. The other 90-95% of people have sporadic MND which isn't passed through the family.

      Please do give us a call if you would like to discuss this further or if you have any concerns. We are available on 0808 802 6262 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Our number is free to call from mobiles and landlines.

      Best Wishes
      Rachel
      MND Connect
      Contact us on 0808 802 6262 or at [email protected]

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