Why get a genetic test for PI?
- Help you make informed choices about your healthcare
- Obtain a quicker diagnosis
- Learn the risk for your family members and inform your family planning
- Find resources, like patient communities and organizations, specific to your condition
- Better understand your options for taking part in clinical research
Ask your doctor if you may benefit from genetic testing.
A few questions to ask your doctor.
- Have I had a genetic test?
- If I have previously had a genetic test, should I consider retesting since genetic tests have expanded and include over 400+ genes? (ie, a PI Panel)
- There are no-charge genetic tests available with a doctor’s referral; do I qualify for one?
- Could the results of a genetic test alter my treatment management program?
- While I understand testing is not for everyone, can you advise why you would not recommend me for a genetic test?
For people who qualify, there may be a sponsored no-charge genetic testing program available.
There are currently two sponsored no-charge genetic testing programs available for people who are suspected of having either APDS (Activated PI3K Delta Syndrome) or neutropenia and WHIM syndrome. Both programs include pre and/or post genetic counseling services that provide support to help your family better understand the testing process, what to anticipate in terms of results, and what information is needed by your physician.
Talk to your doctor to determine if you meet the criteria to qualify for either genetic testing program.
Thank you to Pharming Healthcare, Inc. and X4 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for their support of this page