Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)

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  • Molecular confirmation of a clinical diagnosis


3 weeks
2-5 mL Blood - Lavender Top Tube
Buccal Swabs


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  3. Becher et al. (2001) Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy in Hispanic New Mexicans. JAMA 286:2437-40.
  4. Blumen et al. Epidemiology and inheritance of oculophyaryngeal muscular dystrophy in Israel. Neuromuscul Disord 6:S38-40.
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