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Strongbridge Biopharma® has partnered with Invitae to offer a periodic paralysis gene panel test for those who have episodic muscle weakness or temporary paralysis provoked by common triggers for primary hyperkalemic or hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
A periodic paralysis gene panel test can bring you and your patients closer to uncovering the genetic cause behind the attacks of paralysis and muscle weakness caused by hyperkalemic or hypokalemic periodic paralysis. It can help shorten the diagnostic journey and expedite clinical management of the disease.
If you are a healthcare professional and would like to speak to a Strongbridge representative about primary periodic paralysis or the Uncovering Periodic Paralysis genetic testing program, please email UncoveringPP@strongbridgebio.com.
Patients should speak with their healthcare providers to request a genetic test for periodic paralysis.
18+ years of age
Episodic muscle weakness/paralysis attacks or episodic pain after attacks (more than one occurrence)
Episodes are provoked by at least one of the common triggers for hyperkalemic or hypokalemic primary periodic paralysis
Specimen samples for this program are accepted from the US only.
Paralytic episodes with concomitant hyperkalemia (serum potassium concentration >5 mmol/L) or a serum potassium increase of at least 1.5 mmol/L during an attack
Triggers may include13
Paralytic episodes with concomitant hypokalemia (<2.5 mmol/L)
Triggers may include14
The Invitae Periodic Paralysis Panel includes analysis for both hyperkalemic and hypokalemic periodic paralysis.
Testing with the Invitae Periodic Paralysis Panel includes analysis of the following four most common associated genes: SCN4A, CACNA1S, KCNJ2, and RYR1.
If desired, re-requisition to the larger Invitae Comprehensive Neuromuscular Disorders Panel within 90 days of original test report.
Turnaround time for the panel is rapid: once Invitae receives the sample, you will receive results within 10 to 21 calendar days, on average.
Invitae’s board-certified genetic counselors are available on-demand Monday through Friday, 5 am to 5 pm Pacific time, to help review patient cases, differentiate between test options, and aid in interpreting results.
Strongbridge Biopharma and Invitae offer no-cost family variant testing to any blood relative of a patient newly diagnosed through the Uncovering Periodic Paralysis genetic testing program.
A pathogenic or likely pathogenic variant was found on the Uncovering Periodic Paralysis gene panel test
Order must be placed within 90 days of the original test report
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To place a paper-based order, download the paper order form.
To place an order online, enter the online ordering portal.
To place a family variant testing order, download the paper family variant testing form.
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Strongbridge Biopharma is a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for rare diseases with significant unmet needs. Its primary focus is to build and advance a portfolio of vertical, therapeutically-aligned rare disease franchises, currently consisting of neuromuscular and endocrine franchises.
Invitae is a genetic information company whose mission is to bring genetic information into mainstream medical practice to improve the quality of healthcare for billions of people. Specializing in genetic diagnostics for hereditary disorders, Invitae is aggregating the world’s genetic tests into a single service with better quality, faster turnaround time, and a lower price than most single-gene tests today.
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