Who should be tested for Fragile X?

Fragile X Association of Australia recommends

Fragile X Syndrome testing for:

People with intellectual disability, developmental delay or learning disability together with features of Fragile X syndrome such as anxiety, ADHD or autism-like behaviours

Fragile X Premutation Carrier testing for:

  • People with a family history of Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorders
  • Men or women over 50 years of age with shaking (intention tremor), unsteadiness (ataxia), dementia or other Parkinson’s-like features
  • All women considering pregnancy or in the early stages of pregnancy (during the first 12 weeks)
  • Any woman with primary ovarian insufficiency or experiencing early menopause.

World Fragile X Day!

World Fragile X Day: 22 July: Celebrating individuals and families who are living with Fragile X and acknowledging the work being done to ensure early diagnosis and future treatments.

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