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.
Why Genetic Testing?
Renasight™ provides critical information to individualize and improve patient care
Why choose Renasight™?
Comprehensive and Convenient
- Comprehensive: Leverages next generation sequencing to analyze 385 genes that were selected by genetic experts to provide clinically actionable information.
- Convenient: Remote testing services including virtual ordering for providers and at home sample collection for patients (saliva or mobile blood draw). Complimentary information sessions with board-certified genetic counselors.
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Thank you for your interest in this program. To access our sponsored testing program, a physician order is required. Please talk with your healthcare provider to determine if our sponsored testing program is right for you.
† 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.