hATTR Compass Program: Map Your Genetic Journey
If you are considering genetic testing and genetic counseling through the hATTR Compass Program, you can use this timeline to track where you are in your hATTR Compass Program journey and understand what options and resources are available to you at each step in your journey. For family members, genetic testing for hereditary ATTR amyloidosis may be the first stop on the diagnostic pathway and will help you understand your future risk for this condition. For patients with symptoms of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy, genetic testing can be the final step on your diagnostic journey.
PATIENTS: Are Your Symptoms Due to Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy?
FAMILY MEMBERS: Are You at Risk For Hereditary ATTR Amyloidosis?
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Find Answers with the hATTR Compass Program
Akcea Therapeutics and Ambry Genetics are partnering to offer no-cost, confidential genetic testing and confidential genetic counseling to patients who are clinically suspected of having hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with polyneuropathy as well as individuals with a family history of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis through the hATTR Compass Program.
Collect DNA Samples
Using the kit, patients should work with their doctors to collect blood or saliva samples and fill out the included Test Requisition Form. Follow the instructions provided to submit the kit for analysis.
Once the lab receives the kit, the DNA samples are analyzed to identify any genetic mutations. A report is sent to the doctor and genetic counselor within 2 – 4 weeks.
Understand Your Results
Genetic counselors are available to discuss the genetic testing results with you and answer any questions you may have.
DOCTORS: Ambry Genetic Counselors are available to answer your questions.
Contact +1 (949) 900-5500
PATIENTS: Genetic counseling is available through GeneMatters.
Contact +1 (866) 741-5331