PPMD’s Decode Duchenne Program

PPMD’s Decode Duchenne genetic testing program provides free genetic testing and counseling to people in the Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy community. Our process is simple: complete our application and receive all the information and paperwork needed to have genetic testing performed through our designated laboratory, PerkinElmer Genetics.

Our genetic testing includes full analysis of the Duchenne gene through next generation sequencing, targeted testing, or repeat testing for those with incomplete testing thus far. Our program can also provide specimen shipping kits and reimburse blood draw costs when needed.

Two certified genetic counselors are also available to providers and families at any point during the testing process.

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Decode Duchenne is administered by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and The Duchenne Registry. Decode Duchenne is sponsored by Sarepta Therapeutics and PTC Therapeutics. Click here to review PPMD’s policy on corporate support.