Testing for MLD Carrier Status

If you are part of a family with an MLD sufferer, then you may have experienced problems getting tests carried out for carrier status.  Many GPs refuse to refer for testing often causing great distress.  If you inform you GP that you have MLD in your family e.g. brother, aunt, cousin etc. and ask to be referred to a Genetic Counsellor, then we have been informed that they have to make this referral.  If more people in the extended family are tested then we stand some chance of limiting the cases of MLD.

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MLD Support Association UK was set up to bring hope to families in the fight to eradicate Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD). Our aim is to provide support by way of shared information from people in similar circumstances who have already experienced the effects of the condition and/or any treatments available.

MLD Support Association UK

MLD Support Association UK is a
Registered Charity Number 1150542

Professor Timothy M Cox, MD, FRCP, FMedSci
Suzi Digby (Lady Eatwell) OBE
Iain Stewart MP


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