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Could your kidney stones be genetic?

If you or a loved one has had a kidney stone at an early age, or have had repeated or multiple stones at any age, known as recurrent kidney stones, or RKS—it’s important to find out why.1

Kidney stones may be caused by genes passed down at birth, and the sooner you know, the better. It is important to get a proper and timely diagnosis so that appropriate management can be initiated.2,3

Getting answers may make a difference


In a study, ~15% of patients with kidney stones or calcium deposits in the kidneys had a known genetic cause.4

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Studies have shown that a child with a kidney stone is at high risk of having another stone form within 3 years.5

Consider NovoDETECT™ for you and your family

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Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, NovoDETECT™ is a no-charge diagnostic testing and genetic counseling service that can help guide you and your healthcare provider in making health management decisions. You, your healthcare provider, or your health insurance provider will not be billed for this program.

Testing is provided through Blueprint Genetics and Quest Diagnostics, offering both genetic and PH-specific metabolite testing—important tools that help find the root cause of early-onset kidney stones or RKS.

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Learn more about genetic testing at MyNovoDETECT™.

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Genetic testing looks for changes in genes that may cause kidney stones to form.

  • NovoDETECT™ 3-gene PH panel can help identify changes in genes specifically related to PH: AGXT (PH1), GRHPR (PH2), and HOGA1 (PH3)
  • NovoDETECT™ 45-gene panel tests for changes in PH-associated genes, plus other genes linked to kidney stone disease
  • Your healthcare provider will determine which panel is right for you
Which best describes you?
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