General information about genetic tests available to diagnose ataxia can be found here

To take part in genetic studies, please have a look at the following links:

  • Genomics England - The 100,000 Genomes project funded by the Department of Health will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families. The first phase of recrutement of participants is now finished. Several centres accross the UK are recruiting participants for the second phase of the study: 13 centres in England, and Scotland and Northern Ireland have now joined this large project. You can find more information about this study by visiting their website. If you wish to take part, speak to your current Neurologist.                                                                               
  • There is a research study running in Oxford which is aiming to collect people's feedback about the Genomics England project. The research team are looking to interview people who have been invited to take part in the Genome 100,000 Project (including if you have declined to take part in the project and decided it wasn’t for you). They would like to interview you about your experiences, feelings and thoughts about genomic research. They would then (with your permission) like to put extracts from your interview on our website Healthtalk.org (in video, audio or written only format). You can find more information about this study here. If you are interested and would like further information or have any questions at all, please contact the research lead, Sara Ryan at sara.ryan@phc.ox.ac.uk
  • Exome sequencing - Newcastle


If you would like to receive a genetic diagnostic test in Oxford, click here for more information.