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.