You May Be Eligible to Be Screened for PPMI!
You have indicated that you have already been genetically tested and know that you carry a LRRK2 or GBA mutation. Based on your genetic status, you may be eligible to participate in PPMI.
The Indiana University School of Medicine, an official collaborator of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, will oversee all genetic screening for the purposes of participating in PPMI. To get started, continue to the Indiana University website, where the PPMI Study Team will help you complete the next steps of the process.Continue to Indiana University Website
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Learn more about PPMI genetics by calling (888)830-6299. Click here to learn more about the genetic counseling and testing process in PPMI.
The Genetic Testing Process in PPMI
Preparation: Talking to a genetic counselor about the process is an important first step. Together, you'll discuss family history, motivations for getting tested, possible outcomes, and whether you'll decide to know the results of your test.
The Test: A genetic test can require a saliva test or a single blood draw to determine whether or not there is a mutation in your LRRK2 gene. Your sample will be sent to a central PPMI laboratory for testing.
Receiving Your Results: You will be contacted by a PPMI representative once your results are in. All volunteers will be invited for further genetic counseling at no cost and some may be invited to participate in additional tests and evaluations.
If you are interested in receiving free genetic counseling and testing for a LRRK2 mutation for the purposes of participating in PPMI, fill out our brief questionnaire.