For information about genetic counseling, call InformedDNA at 1-888-778-0427.
Get more answers about rare hereditary anemias
Agios is partnering with InformedDNA and PerkinElmer Genomics to provide no-cost genetic counseling and facilitate no-cost genetic testing. These services are available for people with suspected hereditary anemias, including people with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency and their family members.
Setting up a meeting with a genetic counselor can help:
Confirm your exact red blood cell anemia diagnosis
• Get family members tested
• Explain your diagnosis as well as management and treatment options
• Understand your genetic risk and how hereditary anemia is inherited in your family
How genetic counseling works
InformedDNA genetic counselors are highly trained in hereditary anemias and are available for appointments over the phone. Genetic counselors will:
Review your personal and family health history and explain the underlying genetics of anemia
Order the appropriate genetic tests, if recommended, and have a saliva collection kit sent to your home
Explain what your test results mean for you and your family
Set up next steps for managing your disease risks and provide follow-up care recommendations
Get in touch with a genetic counselor today
To be eligible for InformedDNA genetic counseling, you must reside in the US and either:
Have a suspected diagnosis of hereditary anemia or hemolytic anemia of unknown origin
• Have a confirmed PK deficiency diagnosis, or have a family member who is diagnosed with PK deficiency
Anemia ID™ Partners
Agios is a biopharmaceutical company that is fueled by connections. The Agios team is dedicated to developing therapies for genetically defined diseases, and is researching a potential treatment for some hereditary anemias.
PerkinElmer is dedicated to helping their partners make smarter decisions, earlier diagnoses, more effective treatments, and scientific breakthroughs. The team strategically works with partners to enable earlier and more accurate insights supported by deep market knowledge and technical expertise.
InformedDNA is the largest independent provider of genetic counseling services, offering a nationwide staff of board-certified geneticists and genetic counselors. A pioneer in increasing access to genetics expertise, InformedDNA uses proprietary telephone and Internet service delivery systems, allowing patients the convenience of participating in genetic counseling sessions from the location of their choice. For more information, visit www.InformedDNA.com.
This program is only available to residents of the United States.
All testing provided to patients through Anemia ID is paid for by Agios Pharmaceuticals. While Agios provides financial support for this program, all tests and services are performed by PerkinElmer Genomics or InformedDNA. Agios receives contact information for healthcare professionals who submit tests under this program and limited de-identified aggregate data.
Anemia ID is sponsored by Agios in partnership with PerkinElmer Genomics. Other laboratories may also offer genetic testing.
All genetic counseling services provided to patients through Anemia ID are paid for by Agios Pharmaceuticals. While Agios provides financial support for this program, all genetic counseling services are performed by InformedDNA. Agios receives contact information for healthcare professionals who request genetic counseling for their patients under this program and limited de-identified data.