On October 1, 2019, Parkinson’s Foundation will offer Genetic Testing for Parkinson’s Patients. The Parkinson’s Foundation has launched PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease, the first-ever national initiative to offer free genetic testing and counseling to patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
PD GENEration will identify patients with genetic mutations in clinically relevant Parkinson’s-related genes like LRRK2 and GBA and may help patients and their physicians determine whether they qualify for enrollment in certain clinical trials. Additionally, scientists will use genetic testing results obtained through this initiative for future research to develop improved treatments and personalized medicine for PD.
This pilot program will help patients in America to be diagnosed faster, earlier and improve patient quality of life.