ALS Identified™

Sponsored by Biogen and offered through Invitae, facilitates access to genetic testing at no charge to your patients

About ALS:

In the US, there are about 1.94 new cases per 100,000 people per year, with more than 6250 individuals in the US diagnosed with ALS each year.1
ALS is a devastating disease that places a tremendous emotional and physical burden on patients, their families, and their caregivers.2
Early diagnosis, including genetic testing, and healthcare interventions are extremely important to the health of a person with ALS.3

About the ALS Identified™ genetic testing program from Biogen

Program eligibility

ALS Identified™ is open to all individuals 18 years or older within the U.S. and Puerto Rico with (1) a diagnosis of ALS, or (2) a family history of, ALS. This includes patients with familial ALS as well as patients with seemingly sporadic ALS as genetic mutations have been found in people with ALS who have no known family history of the disease. The genetic test may be helpful:
  • Genetic testing for patients diagnosed with ALS may help provide a better understanding of their condition and may help inform life choices, including family planning and potential clinical trial opportunities.4
  • Genetic testing for asymptomatic family members may help inform individuals about their risk of developing the disease and may help inform similar life choices regarding long-term life decisions and family planning.5
DNA studies included in this program are not intended to be a diagnostic or screening test for the selected condition(s).

Genetic testing with Invitae

The ALS Identified program offers testing with the Invitae Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Panel, which includes more than 20 ALS-associated genes. An optional add-on preliminary-evidence gene panel includes additional genes which do not currently have a definitive clinical association with ALS, but may prove to be clinically significant in the future.

How to order

1. Submit an order

To place your online order, click here and follow the on-screen prompts.

To place a paper-based order, download the paper order form and include it in the specimen box. 

2. Collect a specimen

If a specimen collection kit was not ordered during the online ordering workflow, order a blood, buccal, or saliva collection kit here
Please view specimen and shipping requirements for important information. If you chose to do a paper-based order, include the completed paper order form in the box with the specimen.

3. Receive results

On average, results are available 10-21 days after Invitae receives the specimen. You will receive a notification email once the test results are ready.
Log in to view the status of your online order. 

Next steps and additional services from Invitae

Family variant testing for familial insights

If a positive result is identified, testing for your patient’s family members is available.

Simply follow the ordering instructions, selecting only the gene(s) you are interested in testing for the family member.

Invitae offers support every step of the way

Client Services

Available to answer your questions or help you through the testing process.

Clinical Support Services

Licensed, board-certified genetic counselors, ready to support you.

About Invitae

Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA) is a leading medical genetics company, whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people. Invitae's goal is to aggregate the world's genetic tests into a single service with higher quality, faster turnaround time, and lower prices. For more information, visit the company's website.

About Biogen

At Biogen, our mission is clear: we are pioneers in neuroscience. Since our founding in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies, Biogen has led innovative scientific research with the goal over the last decade to defeat devastating neurological diseases.