Donate to support access to genetic testing for pancreatitis patients in need
The National Pancreas Foundation has partnered with ARIEL Precision Medicine to help lower the cost of genetic testing. Genetic testing may help to identify genetic factors that contribute to pancreatic disease progression and severity, especially in patients with acute idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis.
Acute Pancreatitis and Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis (RAP) are increasingly recognized serious pancreatic disorders. Early diagnosis of the underlying cause, understanding the severity of the disease and identifying the right treatment are required to provide the best care possible. Genetic testing can help each one of those factors and patients and providers understand the cause of pancreatitis. For instance, certain genetic causes of pancreatitis speed up the progression of the disease; other diseases identified by genetic testing benefit from some treatments, but not others. .
While many insurance providers cover genetic testing for hereditary pancreatitis, some do not. For many patients, the out of pocket cost of genetic testing is too expensive, leaving then without this important information.
Please donate to support genetic testing access for patients who are not able to afford it without your generosity.
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