by Ferrer inCode, S.L.
Cardiac Sudden Death
Cardiac death is not always the result of a myocardial infarction. In young and middle aged individuals it can be caused by a genetic malfunction of the heart. These individuals die unexpectedly and naturally. The right diagnosis can save lives.
What is SudD inCode®?
SudD inCode® is a genetic test to identify the genetic causes that can lead to Sudden Death, and combined with clinical data, gives recommendations for therapeutic measures.
Is SudD inCode® suitable for me?
If you were diagnosed with an arrhythmia, have fainted and have had cardiac death in your family history, or recovered from a sudden death episode, then SudD inCode® may be recommended for you. Please speak with your cardiologist to find out if this test would be suitable.
How can SudD inCode® help me manage my condition?
If a disease causing mutation is found, there are several therapies available and you can be monitored by your cardiologist.
What is the unique advantage of the SudD inCode® test from Ferrer inCode?
The quality of the method and the expertise of Ferrer inCode’s world renowned genetic and cardiology counselling team offer easier and accurate recommendations to your cardiologist.
SudD inCode® FAQs
[accordion] [accordion-item title="What is the process to submit a DNA sample for SudD inCode® genetic testing?"]The process begins with your doctor placing a test request. The lab will not accept a sample without a requisition from a licensed doctor. Once a test requisition is received, a sample collection kit will be sent to your doctor. The instructions for using our collection kit are here and are also included in every kit. The sample will be sent to the Ferrer inCode Laboratory. Once testing is complete, Ferrer inCode will provide a report to the ordering doctor.[/accordion-item] [accordion-item title="Can I use any other sample collection kit that is not provided by Ferrer inCode?"]No! Our processes have been optimized and validated with the kits we provide. [/accordion-item] [/accordion] [accordion] [accordion-item title="If my doctor ordered more than one test for me, do I have to provide a tube of saliva for each test?"] No. A single saliva collection will normally provide enough DNA to complete multiple tests. If we determine that we do not have enough DNA to perform the tests requested by your ordering doctor, we will contact your doctor to collect more sample. [/accordion-item] [/accordion] [accordion] [accordion-item title="Which completed forms must accompany my sample? "] The patient must submit a completely filled out and signed Informed Consent Form with their sample submission. The consent form will be used to match your sample to the ordering doctor’s test requisition. Samples received without these forms cannot be processed. [/accordion-item] [/accordion] [accordion] [accordion-item title="Who will receive the test results?"] Ferrer inCode will provide your test report to the doctor who ordered the test. [/accordion-item] [/accordion][accordion] [accordion-item title="Why are the results of testing sent directly to the ordering doctor rather than the patient or parent of a patient?"] Results are sent to the doctor to provide the him/her with the opportunity to discuss the result interpretation and any follow-up testing with you.[/accordion-item] [/accordion]