NOW AVAILABLE

FREE* GENETIC TEST FOR RARE GENETIC DISORDERS OF OBESITY

*Covers cost of test only—excludes office visit, sample collection, and any other related costs to patient.

Committed to making a difference in the lives of patients with rare genetic disorders of obesity and enhancing access to genetic testing, Rhythm has engaged PreventionGenetics as a partner to offer a free, multigene panel that includes genes potentially associated with several rare genetic disorders of obesity for eligible patients.

UNCOVERING RARE OBESITY PROGRAM

  • Testing Can Aid In Diagnosis

    TESTING CAN AID IN DIAGNOSIS

    Although genetic testing is not required to diagnose some rare genetic disorders of obesity (e.g., Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, Alström Syndrome), it can play an important role in diagnosing others (e.g., Leptin Receptor and POMC deficiencies). Genetic test results should be evaluated based on clinical presentation.

  • Patients Could Be Eligible For Clinical Studies

    PATIENTS COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR CLINICAL STUDIES

    Clinical studies of investigational treatments for some of these rare disorders are ongoing.

  • Medical Geneticist Available For Consult Following Test Results

    MEDICAL GENETICIST AVAILABLE FOR CONSULT FOLLOWING TEST RESULTS

    A medical geneticist from PreventionGenetics is available for you to consult with regarding the test results, if needed.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Test includes genes potentially associated with several rare genetic disorders of obesity

Test reports on variants in genes potentially associated with several rare genetic disorders of obesity, including:

  • Leptin Receptor and POMC deficiencies
  • Bardet-Biedl Syndrome
  • Alström Syndrome

This panel is not a test for Prader-Willi Syndrome; a different type of genetic test is typically utilized for suspected cases.

Test conducted by PreventionGenetics

Rhythm has engaged PreventionGenetics, an independent, CLIA-accredited clinical DNA testing laboratory.

Patients 2 years or older with severe obesity could be eligible for testing

Patient eligibility criteria:

  • 2-18 years of age, BMI ≥97th percentile, or
  • ≥19 years of age, BMI ≥40, and a history of childhood obesity before age 10

Multiple sample collection options

Blood and buccal swab kits are both available for in-office sample collection, depending on your preference. Saliva-based kits are also available for your patients to collect samples at home; call PreventionGenetics at 844-513-3994 to learn more about this option.

Test results in ~3 weeks

Test results will be sent approximately 3 weeks after the lab receives the sample and completed forms.

Up to 2 genetic counseling sessions available for patients

Licensed genetic counselors are available for your patients to speak with both before testing and after you've had a chance to review their test results with them.

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