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PDGeneration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease

2019-08-18 20:09:23 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To assess the feasibility, impact, and participant satisfaction of offering Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified genetic testing as part of clinical care for People with Parkinson's disease (PWP).

Description

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how offering Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified genetic testing for PD genes to people with Parkinson's Disease impacts clinical care and potential enrollment in clinical trials. This study will be a longitudinal, multi-center study to evaluate how providing CLIA-certified genetic testing and genetic counseling by the Parkinson's Foundation for PD-related genes impacts people with Parkinson's lives, their clinical care, and knowledge of the PD genetics. The will also assess the impact of the mode of genetic counseling by comparing counseling conducted by a clinician in-person versus genetic counseling conducted through telephone. Knowledge of genetic status may have significant implications on clinical care, potential treatment options, and may provide insight on the rate of disease and PD prognosis.

Study Design

Conditions

Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism

Intervention

Lab Assay for seven genetic variants for Parkinson's Disease, Lab Assay for seven genetic variants for Parkinson's Disease

Location

University of California - San Diego
La Jolla
California
United States
92093

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Rochester

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-18T20:09:23-0400

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