Migraine is a common primary headache disorder.  Although the causes of migraine are not fully understood, genetics can play a role in its development. In fact, up to 90% of people with migraines have family members who are also affected. Genetic testing can help to confirm a diagnosis, tailor management and assess risk to family members. 

Migraine can be divided into two major sub-types: migraine without aura and migraine with aura. Migraine with aura is characterized by focal neurological symptoms that usually occur in advance of, or sometimes with, the onset of the headache. Aura most often includes visual disturbance, sensory loss, and/or dysphasia. Occasionally, hemiparesis accompanies the aura. Accurate diagnosis can involve a combination of clinical assessment and diagnostic testing. 

Below is a list of the migraine-related disorders for which we offer testing, along with links for more details.  

Migraine Testing Descriptions and Turnaround Times:

Condition Name Gene(s) TAT
Familial Hemiplegic Migraine ATP1A2, CACNA1A, PRRT2, SCN1A 2-4 weeks