Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder whose prevalence is 5-8 in every 1000 individuals, with a cumulative lifetime incidence of 3%. The underlying causes are multiple and heterogeneous. Some of these forms of epilepsy will have an identifiable genetic cause and more and more genes are known responsible for some of these forms of epilepsy, previously labeled as ‘idiopathic’.
The clinical manifestations of the different forms of epilepsy will provide valuable information when deciding to request a genetic study since certain epileptic syndromes will guide the selection of the most appropriate study. To this end, we have designed an offer of panels that attempt to collect the most common causes of epilepsy from a genetic point of view, classified based on the epileptic phenotype to carry out a directed diagnostic genetic study and maintaining a panel general for more imprecise semiological classifications or more complex cases where it is necessary to cover a broad differential diagnosis.