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a blood test for EDS type 4?

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can someone tell me what kind of blood test would react or show ehlers-danlos syndrome type 4 in a person?
please let me know soon thank you.
 

JaimeS

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EDS type IV is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait that is caused by mutations in the COL3A1 gene coding for type III procollagen. Diagnosis is based on clinical signs, non-invasive imaging, and the identification of a mutation of the COL3A1 gene.

So it's a genetics test if they're doing bloodwork. You're going to be cooling your heels awhile...

-J

Germain, D. P. (2007). Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 2, 32. http://doi.org/10.1186/1750-1172-2-32