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.