• About Muscular Dystrophy

    Not a disease but a genetic disorder that might occur even as a fresh mutation

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  • Types of Muscular Dystrophy

    Only organization in India that cares for all types of muscular dystrophy patients

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    Facilitating access to clinical trials and research updates

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  • Diagnosis

    DNA testing (MLPA) for DMD/BMD simplified

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  • Prevention

    Don’t pass muscular dystrophy on to generations. You can stop it!

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DNA Test

DNA Test

The reason for the flawed or deficient muscle protein is a flawed gene for dystrophin. A test that involves looking at this gene -- DNA testing -- can be done to diagnose or rule out Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophies. DNA test for Duchenne / Becker Muscular Dystrophies becomes of greater importance to identify the deletion/mutation. This becomes necessary in the advent of a cure, of course in a phased manner for specific deletions/mutations. It might become difficult to avail a cure like exon skipping when it comes, without knowing the deletion/mutation. Therefore, we strongly recommond patients to undertake DNA testing.

MDF INDIA has been undertaking 'complete DNA analysis' (MLPA-79 exons) by partnering with a leading laboratory in India.

For further details about DNA testing, please contact: