Test Catalog

Test ID: SBULB    
Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy (Kennedy Disease), Molecular Analysis, Varies

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Molecular confirmation of clinically suspected cases of sporadic or familial spinobulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA)


Presymptomatic testing for individuals with a family history of SBMA and a documented expansion in the androgen receptor (AR) gene

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See Inherited Motor Neuron Disease Testing Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

A Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-based assay is utilized to detect expansion-type mutations (CAG repeats) within the androgen receptor gene.

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Spinobulbar Musc Atrophy, Kennedy's

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Kennedy's Disease
SBMA (Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy)