Many areas of the world have only limited access to genetic testing for movement disorders

Takeaway

  • Global barriers to genetic testing for movement disorders include availability of testing and access to specialist health professionals.

Why this matters

    Despite advances in identifying genetic variants responsible for numerous neurological diseases, access to genetic testing remains limited in clinical practice. This important study highlights the key barriers to genetic testing that could be addressed to improve diagnosis, testing and interventions in movement disorders, particularly in areas outside North America and Europe.