Multigene Panel 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:
- MC4R deficiency
- Leptin Receptor deficiency
- Bardet-Biedl syndrome
- Alström syndrome
Not a test for Prader-Willi syndrome; a different type of genetic test is typically utilized for suspected cases1
Test conducted by independent laboratory
DNA testing is conducted by PreventionGenetics, an independent, CLIA-accredited clinical laboratory.
Patients of all ages with severe obesity could be eligible for testing
Patient eligibility criteria†:
- ≤18 years of age, BMI ≥97th percentile or
- ≥19 years of age, BMI ≥40, and a history of childhood obesity before age 10
Select family members of patients who were previously tested may also be eligible for testing. Call PreventionGenetics at 844-513-3994 to learn more.
†Testing available only for patients located in the United States and its territories.
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
Rhythm provides your patients access to two sessions with a certified genetic counselor (one pre-test and one post-test results). Encourage interested patients to contact PWN Health at firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish-speaking genetic counselors are available for patients.
Test materials available in Spanish
Call PreventionGenetics for more information at 844-513-3994.