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Genetic Testing At No Cost To You:
Find Out if You or a Family Member has a Urea Cycle Disorder (UCD)

A urea cycle disorder (UCD) is a genetic condition, which means it runs in families. Genetic testing can help you find out if you or a family member has a UCD or carries a gene that causes a UCD. Test results can help you and your doctor better understand your treatment options so that you can get the best possible care. Knowing this information can also help you educate others in your family about UCDs and the importance of genetic testing.

With the Invitae UCD Genetic Testing Program, you and your family can be tested for a UCD, at no cost to you. Download this brochure, and talk to your doctor about UCD genetic testing with Invitae.

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Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency – a Special Case

The most common type of UCD is ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency. OTC deficiency is usually passed down from a mother to her child. In many cases, mothers of children with OTC deficiency do not know they carry the OTC gene until their child is diagnosed. But these mothers may also have symptoms that need treatment. That's why it is especially important for mothers, aunts, and sisters of an affected family member to get a genetic test for a UCD, because they are more likely to be at risk. It is important for you to get tested if you are having any of these common symptoms:

  • Feeling very tired or sluggish
  • Staring or "zoning out"
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting

Download the brochure and talk to your doctor about the Invitae UCD Genetic Testing Program.

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