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Gardner syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Gardner's syndrome
  • Intestinal polyposis, osteomas, sebaceous cysts
  • Polyposis coli and multiple hard and soft tissue tumors
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Is genetic testing available for Gardner syndrome?

Yes, genetic testing is available for Gardner syndrome. Genetic testing can be used to clarify the genetic status of at-risk family members when a clinically diagnosed relative has undergone molecular genetic testing and is found to have a mutation in the APC gene.[1] Consideration of molecular genetic testing of young, at-risk family members is appropriate for guiding medical management. Because colon screening for those at risk for Gardner syndrome begins as early as age ten years, molecular genetic testing is generally offered to individuals by this age.[1]
Last updated: 6/2/2011

  1. Randall RW, Jasperson JW. APC-associated Polyposis Conditions. GeneReviews. July 24, 2008; Accessed 6/2/2011.