PPMI Screening for Genetic Testing
Thank you for your interest in The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a landmark clinical study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation to better understand Parkinson's disease (PD). The study aims to validate biological markers (biomarkers) of Parkinson's, which would help diagnose and track the disease and test new therapies.
PPMI is currently studying the connection between PD and having a mutation in either the LRRK2 or GBA gene; both are promising targets of PD drug development.
Complete this form to see if you may be eligible for genetic counseling and testing at no cost to determine if you qualify for participation in this study.
Learn More about the PPMI Genetic Testing Process
The Genetic Testing Process in PPMI
Take the Survey: Take this brief online survey to find out if you may be eligible to receive genetic counseling and testing for the purposes of PPMI.
Get a Genetic Test: Eligible volunteers may be mailed a genetic testing kit requiring a saliva sample to determine whether or not there is a mutation in your LRRK2 or GBA gene. Your saliva sample is sent to a central laboratory for testing.
Talk with a Genetic Counselor: You will be contacted by a genetic counselor to review your test results together. You will also discuss your personal and family medical history and the genetics of Parkinson's disease. Some volunteers may be invited to participate in additional tests and evaluations.
Call (888) 830-6299 with any questions.