Genetic Testing for CCD and MHS

by Margaret Wahl on April 1, 2010 - 2:38pm

QUEST Vol. 17, No. 2

Genetic testing for CCD is not yet widely available outside research studies. Commercial testing that includes analysis of the entire RYR1 gene is available at:

Prevention Genetics
3700 Downwind Drive
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 387-0484

The company requests that it be contacted only by health care providers, such as a personal physician.

DNA testing for malignant hyperthermia susceptibility (MHS) is somewhat more widely available. In addition to Prevention Genetics, genetic testing for MHS is available at two locations:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Molecular Diagnostics
(412) 648-8519

Toronto Medical Laboratories
(416) 340-4688

Both these laboratories request that they be contacted only by health care providers.

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