What's next for suspected cases

Genetic screening is essential for confirming a suspected rare genetic disorder of obesity. Advancements in screening to confirm suspected cases have only recently become available to clinicians.1,2

Do you suspect that one of your patients might have a rare genetic disorder of obesity?

Early-onset, severe obesity in a young patient being helped by his father

Get them screened

If you suspect that one of your patients may have a rare genetic disorder of obesity, please provide your contact information below. That patient may be eligible to participate in a free, IRB-approved screening study (NCT02849977) aimed at identifying rare genetic disorders of obesity in patients aged 2 and up. A member of our team will get back to you within 1-2 business days to walk you through our screening process.

Patients will typically receive their results approximately 2-3 months after the sample is submitted. Results can help alleviate feelings of frustration and uncertainty in their search for an explanation for their condition.3,4

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WHAT'S NEXT FOR RESEARCHERS

Clinical studies of investigational therapies specifically for rare genetic disorders of obesity are underway.


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  1. da Fonseca ACP, Mastronardi C, Johar A, Arcos-Burgos M, Paz-Filho G. Genetics of non-syndromic childhood obesity and the use of high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies. J Diabetes Complications. 2017;102(3):709-757.
  2. Huvenne H, Duberne B, Clément K, Poitou C. Rare genetic forms of obesity: clinical approach and current treatments in 2016. Obes Facts. 2016;9(3):158-173.
  3. Styne D, Arslanian S, Connor E, et al. Pediatric obesity—assessment, treatment, and prevention: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007;102(3):709-757.
  4. Segal ME, Sankar P, Reed DR. Research issues in genetic testing of adolescents for obesity. Nutr Rev. 2004;62(8):307-320.
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