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.
- What are glomerular diseases?
- Types of common genetic glomerular diseases
- 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?
- Why do family members need genetic testing?
- What does genetic testing for family members involve?
- 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