Genomic Unity® Movement Disorders Analysis

Test Description

Test Code – NR006

Movement disorders are a group of neurological conditions characterized by changes in speed, intention, or style of a person’s movements, whether voluntary or involuntary. Movement disorders can include ataxia, dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, parkinsonism, and tremors.

Genomic Unity® Movement Disorders Analysis uses a whole genome sequencing platform to diagnose genetic causes of abnormal movements, such as ataxias, choreas, tremors, dystonias, and others in 239 genes.

When to order

Order this test when clinical symptoms are consistent with impaired movement including ataxia, imbalance, gait disturbance, spasms and tremors, or other abnormal movements. You also have the option to reflex up to Genomic Unity® Exome Analysis or Genomic Unity® Exome Plus Analysis if targeted analysis is non-diagnostic.

Included Analyses

  • Sequence analysis of movement disorder-associated genes (single nucleotide variants, deletions, insertions, and characterized intronic variants).
  • Copy number variant analysis of movement disorder-associated genes (duplications/deletions, mobile element insertions, and inversions).
  • Repeat expansion analysis of the ARX, ATN1, ATXN1, ATXN2, ATXN3, ATXN7, ATXN8OS, ATXN10, CACNA1A, FGF14, FMR1, FXN, GLS, HTT, JPH3, NOP56, NOTCH2NLC, PPP2R2B, RFC1, TBP and ZFHX3 genes. (Learn more)

Optionally includes:

Included Genes

Note: The ATXN7, ARX and CAMTA1 genes are not fully covered by this test, therefore not all pathogenic variants may be detected. The false negative rate for repeat expansions has not been determined.


This test covers many disorders including:

  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Coenzyme Q10 deficiency
  • Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA)
  • Dopa-responsive dystonia
  • Friedreich’s ataxia
  • Infantile onset ascending spastic paraplegia
  • Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome
  • Mitochondrial recessive ataxia syndrome
  • Myoclonus-Dystonia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Primary torsion dystonia
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias
  • Tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency

Test Performance

Sensitivity for SNVs
 >  %
Specificity for SNVs
Positive predictive value for SNVs
Clinical sensitivity for structural variants
Clinical sensitivity for STRs

CPT Codes

81481443, 81177, 81178, 81179, 81180, 81181, 81182, 81183, 81184, 81185, 81188, 81284, 81343, 81344, 81404, 81405, 81406, 81407, 81408, 81274, 81479

The CPT codes provided are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

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Specimen Requirements



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Turnaround Time

A report will be issued within 4-8 weeks from receipt of all sample requirements.

Contact Us

Please contact customer service to request a kit.

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