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EGL Supports Epilepsy Awareness Month!

Posted by Wendy Sheats on Nov 4, 2015 12:00:00 PM

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and Emory Genetics Laboratory (EGL) is participating in the #DareTo challenge with the Epilepsy Foundation dedicated to boldly supporting, educating, and providing epilepsy awareness. Epilepsy is challenging for people living with the condition, as well as their families, which is why EGL is committed to educating the public on the role genetics may play in many types of epilepsy.

40% of epileptic disorders are thought to be of genetic origin. At EGL, we help neurologists,epileptologists, and other clinicians #DareTo be seizure smart by offering one of the most comprehensive genetic tests for epilepsy available. Our epilepsy panel was developed in collaboration with genetic specialists in epilepsy and each case is reviewed by board-certified laboratory directors and genetic counselors.

Our comprehensive genetic test is beneficial because the results may:

  • Assist neurologists, epileptologists, and other clinicians in making more informed medical decisions
  • Guide clinicians choosing appropriate supportive care for their patients
  • Prevent an unnecessarily lengthy diagnostic experience
  • Confirm a specific clinical diagnosis

Will you join us and #DareTo be seizure smart? For more information on Epilepsy and other common neurologic disorders, please download our clinician's guide to genetic testing for neurologic disorders.

Download Genetic Testing for Neurologic Disorders: A Clinician's Guide



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