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Hemangioblastoma


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Is genetic testing available for hemangioblastoma?

Although the exact cause of hemangioblastoma is unknown, its presence in various clinical syndromes may suggest an underlying genetic abnormality. The genetic hallmark of hemangioblastomas is the loss of function of the VHL gene.[1]

GeneTests lists the names of laboratories that are performing genetic testing for von Hippel-Lindau syndrome. To view the contact information for the clinical laboratories conducting testing, click herePlease note:  Most of the laboratories listed through GeneTests do not accept direct contact from patients and their families; therefore, if you are interested in learning more, you will need to work with a health care provider or a genetics professional.  Below, we provide a list of online resources that can assist you in locating a genetics professional near you.
Last updated: 7/5/2011

References
  1. Slavin KV & Wyler AR. Hemangioblastoma. eMedicine. May 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/250670-overview#showall. Accessed 7/5/2011.


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