Welcome to ID YOUR IRD.
The ID YOUR IRD gene testing initiative (for U.S. residents only) is designed to provide access to genetic testing for eligible people with certain inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) at no cost, subject to the terms and conditions of this initiative. This genetic test may offer insight into the underlying cause of vision impairment through the analysis of blood or saliva samples.
For patients only
Take our quick 4-question screener to see if this initiative is right for you.TAKE THE
Note: If you are not the person with the IRD, answer the following 4 questions from his or her point of view.
Before the age of 30, were you diagnosed with Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?
Do you have significantly more trouble than most people seeing in dim lighting and take much longer to visually adjust from a brighter to a darker environment?
Have your visual problems worsened over time?
Do you or did you ever have any of the following: significant hearing loss, kidney problems, extra fingers or toes, or severe brain abnormalities?
Thank you for taking the screener. At this time, your answers may require further assessment to see if you would be a good candidate for the initiative.
Having a conversation with your doctor may provide more information on eligibility. You may also contact a Patient Liaison from Spark Therapeutics who can help answer your questions about the initiative.CONTACT US
We invite you to visit our community support website, aSharedVision.com, to access additional resources.
This website offers:
- Remarkable stories about people living with an IRD
- Insight into gene therapy research
- A quarterly newsletter to help you keep in touch and stay informed
Your answers indicate that you may be eligible for ID YOUR IRD.
Contact us for more information.
To have a Patient Liaison from Spark Therapeutics share more about our initiative, please enter your contact details below. Alternatively, you can contact us at 1-855-SPARKTX (1.855.772.7589) or IDYOURIRD@sparktx.com. If you'd prefer to discuss these survey results and the initiative with your doctor, you can download the results and an overview of ID YOUR IRD below.
Call us at 1-855-SPARKTX (1.855.772.7589)
Email us at IDYOURIRD@sparktx.com
If you’d prefer to save or print your survey results, download them here.
You can download an overview of the program to discuss with your doctor here.
Please note that to participate in the ID YOUR IRD initiative, you will need to talk to your doctor. It is your doctor's role to confirm your eligibility, authorize your participation, and order the genetic test for you. The ID YOUR IRD gene testing initiative will not be able to provide genetic information to everyone with an IRD, but the initiative aims to help inform as many people as possible. Participation in ID YOUR IRD is subject to the terms and conditions of the program. Please see terms and conditions here.
Identifying your IRD:
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Your doctor can confirm your eligibility, authorize your participation, and order a genetic test for you that will use a blood or saliva sample.NEXT: OVERVIEW