Utilize the power of a genetic diagnosis to optimize care for your patient

About half of all epilepsies have a genetic component and an identifiable genetic cause can be found in up to 40% of patients previously thought to have an idiopathic form of the disorder.¹

Identifying the genetic cause of epilepsy in your patient allows you to:

  • Confirm a clinical diagnosis of a specific syndrome or type of epilepsy
  • Avoid additional unnecessary diagnostic testing
  • End the diagnostic odyssey and provide closure for your patient and their family
  • Predict prognosis and enable informed medical decision-making
  • Organize multidisciplinary care which may prevent or minimize associated comorbidities
  • Personalize disease management and determine appropriate treatment options
  • Avoid contraindicated drugs and ineffective treatment
  • Identify at-risk relatives (testing may be an option for those concerned)
  • Define recurrence risks/testing options for future pregnancies

References

1. Pong AW, Pal DK, & Chung WK. Pediatr Neurol. 2011; 44(5):317-327. PMID: 21481738

 

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