Uncover key genetic clues through ID YOUR IRD® testing
Sponsored by Spark Therapeutics, the ID YOUR IRD initiative provides freea genetic testing for people who may be living with an inherited retinal disease (IRD). The ID YOUR IRD panel tests for mutations in approximately 325b genes that are associated with IRDs. The test results provide genetic information that may empower people and their HCPs to make more informed decisions and tailor their disease management plans.
If you got tested more than 5 years ago and didn’t get a definitive result, think about getting tested again, because today’s tests can identify more genes—at no costc to you.
What to expect with the testing process
Talk to your HCPOnly an HCP can authorize your participation and order your freea genetic test.
Laboratory processingResults are sent back to your HCP (~21 days from laboratory sample receipt).
Receive your resultsOnce received, your HCP will share the test results with you. Freec genetic counseling is available (optional).
Sample collection may occur in the HCP’s office or at your home. If the sample is collected in the office, your HCP will send the signed Patient Authorization Form and Test Requisition Form (TRF) with your sample. If the sample is collected at home, the Patient Authorization Form and TRF are sent in advance of sample collection.
To be eligible to participate in the Program, you must:
- Be a US resident at the time you are tested and receive your test results
- Be suspected of having an inherited retinal disease (IRD)
- Have the approval of your healthcare professional to have the genetic test
Please note: authorize in writing that your healthcare professional and the genetic testing laboratory selected by Spark Therapeutics may test the genetic sample you provide and share your name, contact information and information regarding your condition, diagnoses, and results of your genetic testing (collectively, “Your Information”) with Spark Therapeutics. If you are have the approval of your legal guardian to participate in the Program.
We protect your privacy
By participating in ID YOUR IRD, you agree to the release of your name, contact information, date of birth, and the results of your genetic test to Spark Therapeutics. Your information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone, nor used for any purpose, not authorized by you.
For additional details, please review the authorization form.
aThis initiative is open to US residents only, subject to the Terms and Conditions of the program.
bFor a list of the genes tested, click here.
cAlthough participation in the ID YOUR IRD gene testing initiative and optional genetic counseling are free, participants are responsible for any other costs they may incur as a result of participating in the program, such as doctors’ visits.