Bridging the Gap
Sponsored Renasight™ genetic testing for eligible* Black patients with non-diabetic chronic kidney disease†
African Americans are 3 to 4 times more likely to develop kidney failure, which has raised the possibility of a genetic cause for this disparity.1, 2 Research has discovered hundreds of genes linked to increased risk for kidney disease, including the APOL1 gene – thought to be associated with a rapidly progressive form of chronic kidney disease for people of African ancestry who have high risk variants. Genetic testing is the first step for patients to understand their genetic risk and better inform their treatment options.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring a no-cost testing program to provide Renasight™ genetic test to eligible* individuals who have been diagnosed with non-diabetic chronic kidney disease.
*Sponsored Renasight™ Genetic Testing Program Eligibility
Patients who meet all of the following criteria are eligible for the Renasight™ sponsored testing program:
Patients of African ancestry including those who self-identify as Black, African American, African, or Afro-Caribbean
Patient has been diagnosed with non-diabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD)
Patient is not receiving dialysis treatment and has not received a kidney transplant
Commitment to Privacy
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities.
- Eligible patients and healthcare providers have no expectations or obligations to Natera or Vertex Pharmaceuticals to participate in the sponsored Renasight™ Genetic Testing Program.
- All tests must be ordered by a qualified healthcare provider based on clinical necessity for the patient. Healthcare providers must also confirm patient eligibility criteria for the sponsored Renasight™
Genetic Testing Program and complete a signed attestation form for each patient.
- Natera never distributes identifiable patient data or information. Natera will never share identifiable patient data or information. Vertex Pharmaceuticals and third parties may receive aggregated, de-identified data, and contact information for healthcare providers that participate in this sponsored Renasight™ genetic testing program.
- Click here to learn more about how your medical information is used and protected; and, how you can get access to this information.
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† The Sponsored Renasight™ Genetic Testing Program is funded by Vertex Pharmaceuticals
1Umeukeje EM, Young BA. Genetics and ESKD Disparities in African Americans. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019 Dec;74(6):811-821. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.06.006. Epub 2019 Oct 10. PMID: 31606237; PMCID: PMC7373097.