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adiposity (genetically conditioned obesity)

Name adiposity (genetically conditioned obesity)
Categories genetic test
Specimen requirements 1 ml of EDTA blood
Procedure remarks genetic test
The patient’s consent is required to carry out genetic tests.
Clinical utility suspicions of a family predisposition to obesity in childhood and adulthood
Methodology PCR
The molecular genetic procedure records the base exchange T > A in the intron 1 of the FTO gene. The specificity of the test is nearly 100 %.
Remarks Testing currently takes place in a contract laboratory