Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing Opportunities


Probably Genetic’s Free Genetic Testing
for Mitochondrial Disease

Status: Open to new applicants

Details: Patients or caregivers take a short Probably Genetic quiz of your symptoms to check eligibility. If an independent clinician approves the test order, Probably Genetic sends a kit right to your door. Collect some saliva yourself and send it back in the pre-paid box. Receive your results in 6-12 weeks from a CLIA-Certified & CAP-Accredited Lab.

Who Can Order? Patients or caregivers.

Previous Genetic Testing Opportunities

UMDF Genetic Testing for Suspected Mitochondrial Disease Program

Status: No longer accepting new applications. Any outstanding test kits for this program must be received by MNG Laboratories along with a fully completed test request form by January 31, 2024 in order to be processed.

This program made possible by a grant from
Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Founding Sponsor. 

Reneo Pharma

UMDF Pilot
Genetic Testing Project

Status: Closed to new applications as April 13, 2022

Who Can Order?: Patients must submit application via Probably Genetic.

This program made possible
by a grant from UCB.

Reneo Pharma

“We know the diagnostic journey for a mitochondrial disease patient is often long and difficult. By offering a no-cost genetic testing program, UMDF aims to shorten and simplify the journey for our patient community.”

Philip Yeske, PhD  • Science & Alliance Officer at UMDF
Uncovering a

Mitochondrial Disease Diagnosis

The journey to a correct diagnosis is one of the biggest challenges facing mitochondrial disease patients and families because many other conditions may have similar symptoms.

Shorten the Journey with a No-Cost Genetic Test

The UMDF no-cost genetic testing programs are collaborative initiatives to provide qualified candidates of all ages a complimentary genetic test. A genetic test is the quickest, most accurate way to confirm once and for all if you or a loved one has mitochondrial disease.

There are many benefits to having a confirmed genetic diagnosis of mitochondrial disease, including:
Access to better medical care
Starting the correct treatments and therapies
Participating in clinical trials
The comfort of knowing the precise nature of your disease
It is estimated that more than half of all mitochondrial disease patients don’t have a genetic diagnosis.

Did you know? A confirmed genetic diagnosis is typically required in order to participate in clinical trials, and without patients, clinical trials are delayed and progress toward treatments for mitochondrial disease is stalled.