Frequency of Genetic Abnormalities in ALS Patients
This study is being performed to determine how many participants may have genetic forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It may also help identify which genes most commonly relate to genetic ALS, with or without a family history of the disease.
Blood samples from subjects with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be used to perform genetic tests in a research laboratory. The results of the testing will be used to determine how common genetic ALS is, and if there are any basic features of the disease that can predict a specific gene or genes as the cause of ALS.
Participants will be asked to complete a one-time blood draw at a one-time clinic visit.
Principal Investigator: Shafeeq Ladha, MD