No-cost genetic testing for Glut1 DS

No-cost genetic testing for Glut1 DS may be available to you. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for Glut1 DS genetic testing based on your symptoms and family history.

1. Talk to your health care provider

Ask your doctor if he or she thinks Glut1 DS genetic testing is appropriate for you.

2. Complete the test

Your doctor will take a blood sample. It will take about 2 weeks to get the genetic test results for Glut1 DS.

3. Learn your results*

If the results are positive, you will be referred to a genetic counselor at no cost. You can address, by phone, any questions or concerns you might have. Genetic counseling can help you and your family plan for your future.

*Even if a Glut1 DS diagnosis is not confirmed by testing, there is still a chance that you may have the disease.

Your genetic test results will be kept confidential—they will not be shared with your insurance company or Ultragenyx. Ultragenyx will receive information regarding the overall testing results for the program, but will not be given information that could connect the results to you.

Genetic testing for Glut1 DS is available at no cost to you or your insurance company, whether the test shows mutations in the SLC2A1 gene or not. Download the genetic testing discussion guide.

Ask your doctor if genetic testing is right for you.


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