Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disorder of the nerves. The nerves in the spinal cord are affected and the link between the brain and the muscles in the body is lost causing the muscles to become wasted. The progressive muscle wasting often leads to early death. The gene (SMN1) involved in this disorder has part of its genetic information deleted.

Carriers of this inherited condition are generally healthy adults with no family history of the disorder and consequently unaware of their carrier status.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a simple blood test that can be arranged through your doctor.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is not covered by Medicare and a fee of $115 is charged.

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