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Small Fiber Neuropathy and genetic testing?
Hello @hypotemusea, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @jesfactsmon and other members. There are a few other related discussions you might find helpful:
– Curious: Are you the only family member with SFN?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/curious-are-you-the-only-family-member-with-sfn/
– Unknown Cause or Idiopathic SFN: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/unknown-cause-or-idiopathic-sfn/
I had the Mayo GeneGuide test before they ended the program and didn't learn anything new from a SFN perspective. Also, I do have a cousin with similar autoimmune diseases including SFN so I feel genetics possibly play a part.
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@hypotemusea @jesfactsmon Hello All, in regard to genetic testing or other tests to determine neuropathies, this I know from working over 20 years in the medical field as well as being a patient of many, many years with many, many specialists, that if a provider is certain of a diagnosis, they will not do testing because the test results will not change the outcome or treatment. Can any of you let me know if this would be different for neuropathy? Meaning, would be treatment our outcome be different where a patients neuropathy to be genetic or not? Are there any benefits to knowing this other than any family members including the patient, wanting to know? Thank you so much and many blessings to all of you, Sunnyflower 😊
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