Cerebrum® DX Gene tests for neurological disorders are a series of comprehensive and clinically verified, highly sensitive and specific multi-gene tests that analyze genes associated with hereditary neurological and developmental disorders:

  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuropathies and congenital neurodegenerative disorders
  • Ataxias
  • Epilepsy
  • Kinetic Disorders
  • Neurogenetic Disorders
  • Autisms
  • Cardiomyopathies and skeletal muscle disease, etc.

Cerebrum® as a disease management tool:

  • It helps to individualize the treatment based on the specific genotype of the patient and to avoid unnecessary medications and interventions.
  • It recommends monitoring of other organs that may not have been examined before.
  • It assists in family planning and acts as an advisory agent in establishing the necessary prenatal control.
  • It can offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and newly developed targeted therapies.

The procedure from the receipt to the report of results of a genetic test

A sample from the examinee is sent to the laboratory
Obtain a family tree - Prenatal counseling
Processing of the sample in the laboratory
Results in 3-5 weeks - Genetic update


Why Cerebrum® DX Gene Tests for Neurological Disorders are important

Cerebrum® DX  genetic tests offer the doctor maximum differential diagnosis, with high rates of sensitivity and specificity, saving valuable time and cost per patient case.

Diagnosis: Confirms the clinical diagnosis in a reliable and fast way and reduces the need for more invasive procedures (eg muscle biopsy, lumbar puncture, EMG). It is a useful tool for applying precision medicine to hereditary neurological disorders, minimizing dilemmas regarding the management of differential diagnosis, especially in disorders where the symptoms are milder, such as Myotonic Dystrophy Type 2 or the diagnosis is more demanding, as in Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Autosomal dominant Cerebellar Ataxia.

Prevention: By knowing exactly the gene mutations that are responsible for a patient’s disorder, we are able to predict its course, taking into account all the factors that concern the specific patient. We can also identify relatives who carry the same mutation and are at increased risk of developing the same disorder and be properly managed as appropriate. The contribution of the genetic test to disorders such as Myopathies is very important, where it helps in the prognosis of the patient but also in the monitoring and management of the disease within the family, indicating the need for prenatal control in each case. It also helps with prenatal/pre-implantation screening, upon request of the examinee.

Management: The proper management of the patient and his/her family is based on the reliability of the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease, so that the physician is oriented towards the most appropriate treatment and adjustment. The genetic test offers an immediate answer to the physician as to the most appropriate therapeutic approach per patient case. A typical example is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, where diagnosis and management are based on genetic testing of the patient to detect and repair the dystrophin gene mutation.

Tests for Treatment Personalization

Muscular Dystrophy Duchenne/ Becker (DMD)DystrophinTargeted TherapyEteplirsen, Golodirsen, _ Ataluren, Casimersen
Spinal muscular atrophySMN1/SMN2Targeted TherapyNusinersen, Onasemnogene abeparvovec, Risdiplam
Pigmentosa RetinitisRPE65Targeted TherapyVoretigene, Neparvovec
Leber congenital amaurosisRPE65Targeted TherapyVoretigene, Neparvovec
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)SOD1Targeted TherapyTofersen
Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy FAPTTR mRNATargeted TherapyInotersen

Cerebrum® gene testing is performed on a blood sample (2 vials of blood with EDTA)

Cerebrum® DX

Cerebrum® DX enables the analysis of over 5,200 genes associated with various neurological diseases. It is a comprehensive test for the diagnosis, prognosis and management of neurological diseases, such as Familial Spastic Paraplegia, Parkinson’s, migraines and others.

The iGenome® gene test analyzes the entire genome and aims to find variants in genes associated with inherited diseases, helping the physician in the diagnosis of diseases with unclear phenotypes, but also in prenatal screening.

MyWES® analysis analyses all coding regions of the human genome (over 20,000 genes – Whole Exome Sequencing) and is recommended for the diagnosis and management of cases where there has been no finding in gene panels, as well as in cases of the diagnosis is particularly demanding as in the case of ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Cerebrum DX®>5,000 Genes 25 BUSINESS DAYS
iGenome®Whole Genome Sequencing35 WORKING DAYS
MyWes®It analyzes more than 20,000 genes and is recommended for the diagnosis and management of cases where there has been no finding on gene panels25 BUSINESS DAYS

To download the Family History table please click here.

Cerebrum® Ataxia

Cerebrum Ataxia® assay was created for the diagnosis and management of inherited ataxias.

Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias: They are caused by triplet repeat expansion of CAG nucleotides and SCA3, SCA6, SCA1, SCA2, SCA7 and SCA 8 are in descending order. In the Greek population, the subtypes SCA7 and SCA1 are most commonly observed. Also, the presence of SCA8 expansions has been observed in the Greek population. This subtype is due to an expansion of a combination of triplet CTA/CTG nucleotides located in a non-coding region of the gene.

On a negative result, the Cerebrum® DX assay is recommended.

Cerebrum Ataxia®FXN, SCA1, SCA2,SCA3,SCA6, SCA7 & SCA810 BUSINESS DAYS

To download the Family History table please click here.

Cerebrum® Arrays

The Cerebrum® Arrays analysis is based on the Microarrays, method, where chromosomal abnormalities are analyzed and we can identify and diagnose developmental disorders and intervene accurately in their management.

Cerebrum Arrays®CytoScan 750K Suite 750K markers for gene rearrangement analysis (including 200K SNPs and 550K non-polymorphic markers)15 BUSINESS DAYS

To download the Family History table please click here.

Cerebrum® Mito

Cerebrum® Mito analysis is based on next generation sequencing (NGS) technology enabling the complete sequencing of 37 mitochondrial DNA genes. It is a comprehensive test for the diagnosis, prognosis and management of mitochondrial diseases such as Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy (MELAS), Myoclonic Epilepsy with Serrated Red Fibers Syndrome (MERFF), Kearns-Sayre Syndrome (KSS) etc.

Cerebrum Mito®Mitochondrial Diseases such as: Leber/LHON, MERFF, Leigh, MELAS, MELAS, NARP, CPEO - 25 BUSINESS DAYS

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International Guidelines

  • Recommended by EFNS / ENS for the diagnosis and management of various types of ataxias.
  • Recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics for the diagnosis and management of various types of epilepsy
  • Recommended by EFNS for the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and dystonia
  • Recommended by ACMG for the diagnosis and management of autism
  • Recommended by EFNS for the diagnosis and management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose the multi-gene test?

A multi-gene test increases the chances of finding a pathogenic variant over a single-gene one. Multi-gene tests confirm the diagnosis and enable the doctor to choose the most appropriate treatment plan.

If a pathogenic mutation is found, do I need additional tests?

If a pathogenic mutation is detected you should consult your doctor.

What sample is required for the test?

The test is performed on 2 vials of blood with EDTA. Blood collection can be done in any microbiological laboratory. There is also the possibility to give a saliva sample, in a special kit sent to you by Genekor.

Is the test covered by any public/private insurance?

The test is not covered by public insurance. To find out more about possible private coverage you should contact your insurance company.

How do I make the payment for the test?

Payment can be made by bank transfer or debit/credit card.

How can I send my sample?

For the necessary sample collection procedures, please contact us at +30 210 6032138 .

Why should I sign the consent form?

For the use of the patient’s genetic material for testing, ELOT EN ISO9001:2008 and ELOT EN ISO15189:2012 require the written consent of each patient.

How will I receive my results?

Your results are shared with your GP and with you via email.

How to order the test

Our Customer Service Team is committed to answer your questions with regards to the services offered by Genekor. If you would like to order any of the tests that Genekor performs please contact us directly.


To complete the test, you are required to complete and send the Consent form that you will find here

If you want to send us your sample, please contact us in order to arrange all procedures.

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