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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • AHUS
  • Atypical HUS
  • HUS, atypical
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Your Question

My brother in law has just been diagnosed with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) and has suffered kidney failure.  We have found out his cousin also has it. One of our concerns is for my husband and our two children.  Is there a way that they can be tested to rule out aHUS?

Our Answer

We have identified the following information that we hope you find helpful. If you still have questions, please contact us.

Is genetic testing available for atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

GeneTests lists the names of laboratories that are performing genetic testing for atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome. To view the contact information for the clinical laboratories conducting testing click here and follow the "testing" link pertaining to each gene.

Please note:  Most of the laboratories listed through GeneTests do not accept direct contact from patients and their families; therefore, if you are interested in learning more, you will need to work with a health care provider or a genetics professional.  In the Genetic Services section of this letter we provide a list of online resources that can assist you in locating a genetics professional near you.
Last updated: 3/26/2012

How can I find a genetics professional in my area?

To find a medical professional who specializes in genetics, you can ask your doctor for a referral or you can search for one yourself. Online directories are provided by GeneTests, the American College of Medical Genetics, and the National Society of Genetic Counselors. If you need additional help, contact a GARD Information Specialist. You can also learn more about genetic consultations from Genetics Home Reference.
Last updated: 7/15/2016
Other Names for this Disease
  • AHUS
  • Atypical HUS
  • HUS, atypical
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.