Patient Discussion Guide – Pancreatic Cancer
PATIENT DISCUSSION GUIDE Talk to Your Provider About How ArielDx® Pancreatic Cancer Can Help A Discussion Guide for Patients Diseases and related conditions of the pancreas can be hard to detect and they have many possible risk factors and potential causes. Get our pancreatic cancer discussion guide to have a more informed discussion about genetic […]
Patient Discussion Guide – Pancreatitis
PATIENT DISCUSSION GUIDE Talk to Your Provider About How ArielDx® Pancreatitis Can Help A Discussion Guide for Patients Diseases and related conditions of the pancreas can be hard to detect and they have many possible risk factors and potential causes. Get our guide to have a more informed discussion with your healthcare provider. REQUEST DISCUSSION […]
The Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatitis
Correlation and causation of both diabetes and pancreatitis have stumped medical professionals for decades. These two seemingly similar conditions can be unpredictable in how they affect the body and interact with one another. Yet, countless studies and statistics show a relationship between diabetes and pancreatitis. And now, with the help of genetic testing, we’re closer […]
PGx Facts Sheet/Discussion Guide
How Genetics Can Contribute to Pancreatitis
Every year, more than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with acute or chronic pancreatitis. Did you know that many complex, chronic disorders such as pancreatitis, don’t have a single cause, and in many cases are un-explained? While most severe cases of pancreatitis are due to gallstones or alcohol abuse, sometimes genetics and other unknown factors are to […]
What is Pancreas Divisum?
Table of Contents Introduction Pancreas divisum is a common anatomical anomaly that occurs in ~4-14% of the general population . It arises during development when two precursors of the pancreas do not fuse together properly. The developing pancreas contains two pancreatic ducts or tubes called the dorsal duct and the ventral duct. These ducts fuse […]
DNA, Genes, & Chromosomes
Table of Contents Introduction Learning about human genetics can seem to be a daunting task. However, by breaking down the information into smaller pieces, we can make sense of it! Biological life is built upon four major classes of molecules that exist in all of the cells of your body: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic […]
What is a Polygenic Risk Score?
Table of Contents What is a Polygenic Risk Score (PRS)? If you or someone you know is considering genetic testing, you may encounter some new and unfamiliar terms. Most genetic tests ordered through a healthcare provider look for rare, or uncommon changes in your DNA (genetic variants) that may cause single-gene diseases. However, most diseases, […]
What is the Difference Between Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatitis?
Table of Contents Introduction Pancreatitis is a complex condition with multiple potential causes. When pancreatitis occurs in multiple closely related individuals, it warrants further investigation, which may include genetic counseling and/or genetic testing. The diagnosis of hereditary or familial pancreatitis should include the collection of a 3-generation family history and evaluation for other causes of […]