PSEN1 Test

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Also known as: PS1; PS-1; AD3; Presenilin 1; S182
Related tests: ApoE, Tau Protein

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for a rare mutation in the PSEN1 gene known to be associated with Early Onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (EOFAD)

When to Get Tested?

If you are an adult who has symptoms of dementia and a strong family history of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD that begins before age 60-65) or if you are an adult with no symptoms but with an identified PSEN1 genetic mutation (and EOFAD) in your family

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?