Genetic Testing and counseling
- Telehealth services and clinic-based testing options
- No cost genetic testing and counseling for FCS patients
Options 1: TeleHealth for patients
A TeleHealth option is available for your convenience to receive genetic counseling and testing from your home. Genome Medical has teamed up with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Ambry Genetics to provide a sponsored, no-cost genetic testing program for patients who have a clinical history of severe hypertriglyceridemia. Patients who are eligible for this program may have an underlying genetic cause of their complications, such as Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome or hyperlipoproteinemia. Through this program, you can register and schedule your consultation with a certified genetic counselor online and attend from the comfort of your own home
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Options 2: Through your Healthcare provider
The FCS Foundation has vetted two genetic testing programs that you can discuss with your healthcare provider. Please bring these two options to your specialist to review which program may meet your specific needs.
Akcea Therapeutics, patterned with Prevention Genetics, offers an FCS testing program. This program provides no-cost genetic testing for familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS), a genetic condition that is characterized by high plasma triglyceride levels resulting from the improper breakdown of chylomicron lipoproteins by the LPL enzyme. No-cost FCS testing is available for patients with a clinical diagnosis of FCS and is being offered to residents of the US and Canada who meet testing eligibility criteria. The test must be ordered by a qualified healthcare provider.
How to use:
- Talk to your doctor to determine if you are eligible for a genetic test through PreventionGenetics.
- Call the GeneMatters hotline at +1 888.478.1494 if you have questions about genetic testing.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ,partnered with Ambry Genetics® created FCS | SEEK program to offer no-cost, confidential genetic testing and counseling to patients with a clinical history of severely elevated triglycerides which may be a sign of underlying hereditary causes like Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS) and hyperlipoproteinemia. Genetic testing may help to facilitate early diagnosis for at-risk individuals. The test can be ordered by your doctor.
How to use:
1. Patients : Share this page with your doctor and ask them to request a test kit for you through the website below…
2. Healthcare professionals: Please click this link to start.