Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy
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Tests & Diagnosis
Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is diagnosed based upon the clinical signs and symptoms in the patient (i.e, reduced body fat and increased muscle size) and genetic testing. Body fat can be measured by ultrasound or with a caliper. Skeletal muscle size can be measured by ultrasound, DEXA, or MRI. Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy is a very rare condition that is caused by mutations in the MSTN gene. We are not aware of a laboratory that is offering clinical genetic testing for Myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy at this time.
Last updated: 7/2/2009
- Wagner KR. Myostatin-Related Muscle Hypertrophy. GeneReviews. 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bookshelf/br.fcgi?book=gene&part=mstn. Accessed 7/2/2009.