Mito Foundation (incorporate as Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation) supports people affected by mitochondrial disease (mito), funds essential research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cures of mitochondrial disorders, and increases awareness and education about this devastating disease.

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The Role of Pathology in Mitochondrial Disease (mito)

Pathology plays an important role in both the diagnosis and ongoing management of mito. Patients can experience a wide variety of symptoms and it can be challenging to join the dots and consider mitochondrial disease as the cause. Patients often undergo a multitude of blood tests as part of their journey to diagnosis. Ongoing symptom management also involves regular pathology services over the patient’s lifetime.

Exciting research may lead to developments in pathology testing that improve the diagnostic process for people with mito, avoiding patients having to undergo invasive, painful and often inconclusive muscle and liver biopsies.