Genetic testing for kidney diseases

Genetic testing is currently piloted in Singapore for individuals with kidney diseases suspected to be due to genetic causes. Genetic testing can also be offered to healthy individuals who may be at risk of developing kidney diseases in the future (e.g. for those considered at risk based on family history). 

 

On average, up to 10-30% of children and adults with certain kidney diseases can have a genetic cause. This increases to 40-80% if there are family members with similar conditions.

 

About Glomerular Diseases 

Basis of Genetic Testing

  • What is genetic testing?
  • Understanding genes
  • How can genetic testing be useful?
  • What does genetic testing involve?
  • What are the methods of genetic testing?
  • What are the possible results of your genetic test?

Genetic testing for family members 

  • Why do family members need genetic testing?
  • What does genetic testing for family members involve?

How can you get genetic testing for glomerular diseases done in Singapore? 

  • Who is eligible for RAPIDS project ?
  • Where can you get tested?
  • What does RAPIDS Project involve?
  • What does RAPIDS Project not involve?
  • How may you benefit from RAPIDS project?
  • How do you enter the RAPIDS Project?
  • More information for doctors with a patient who may benefit from RAPIDS project

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