Alnylam Act TM: Third-Party Genetic Testing and Counseling Programs Offered at No Charge

Alnylam is sponsoring no-charge third-party genetic testing and counseling for individuals who may carry gene mutations known to be associated with either hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis or acute hepatic porphyrias.

The Alnylam ActTM program was created to reduce barriers to genetic testing and counseling to help people and their healthcare providers make informed decisions about their health. The genetic testing service is available in the United States and Canada and the genetic counseling service is available in the United States. Please refer to the downloadable healthcare professional and patient brochures for more information.


While Alnylam provides financial support for this program, all tests and services are performed by independent third parties. At no time does Alnylam receive patient-identifiable information. Alnylam receives contact information for healthcare professionals who use this program.

What Is Genetic Testing?

This program provides gene testing, which is a type of genetic testing that identifies DNA changes (mutations) that may lead to a genetic condition. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic disease or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic condition.

Here’s How It Works:

Healthcare professional (HCP)
chooses a testing option and
follows the instructions found here:


Patient provides a blood
or saliva sample for
genetic testing


Results are sent directly
to HCP within 2-3 weeks

For assistance with genetic testing, click here or call Invitae, the third-party genetic testing company, at: 1.800.436.3037

What Is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling is a service that provides information and support for people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic conditions. Genetic counselors are trained healthcare professionals who can discuss genetics, inheritance, and disease risk as well as the benefits, limitations, and potential implications of genetic testing. Genetic counseling can be performed before, during, or after genetic testing.

Here’s How It Works:

Patient calls the number below
to schedule a session


Patient has a counseling session
via phone with a
trained genetic counselor


A summary report will be sent
to the patient’s healthcare professional
for further consultation with the patient

For assistance with genetic counseling, call InformedDNA, the third-party genetic counseling service, at: 1.888.475.3128


Want more information about the Alnylam ActTM program?
Follow the links for detailed testing and counseling information.


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