What is molecular genetic testing: epilepsy panel?

Also known as: molecular diagnostics.

Molecular genetic testing refers to a wide variety of tests performed on blood and tissue to screen for genetic disorders. The epilepsy panel test specifically looks for variations in DNA that can predispose people to disorders that cause epilepsy. Identifying these can determine whether an infant may develop these disorders, or if parents can pass the traits along to their children.

Reviewed by: Parul B Jayakar, MD

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