Testing for Periodontal Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

The Center for Precision Diagnostics, Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory is pleased to announce that genetic testing for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) periodontal type is now available individually and through our new Comprehensive EDS Panel. The testing for EDS periodontal type (also known as EDS type VIII) includes genomic sequence analysis of C1S and C1R.  Researchers in our group recently described pathogenic variants in these two genes as the underlying cause of EDS VIII.  This autosomal dominant disorder is characterized by early-onset periodontitis and tooth loss.