Question: My husband has SMA type 2, we want to have a family but would like to know if I carry the gene first. Where can I go to get tested? and what kind of a test is it?
It is easy to get tested for SMA. Anyone can get tested by giving a blood sample to their physician. The sample is then sent to Athena Diagnostics, a state of the art lab in Worcester , Massachusetts. Results are available within 7-10 days and reported back to the physician. It's important to talk to your doctor about SMA testing, so we have created a doctor discussion guide, which can be downloaded from the "patient information kit" and printed to help with the conversation. If you still have questions, you can call 800-394-4493 to speak with a Client Service representative today.