Monogenic diabetesresults from the inheritance of mutation(s) in one or more genes.It accounts for 1-2% of diabetes cases and may often be mistakenly diagnosed as type 1 diabetes (T1D) or type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Numerous management options for monogenic diabetes are available and it is important that a proper diagnosis (e.g. identification of sub-categories) is made to ensure optimal management of the condition.
Our genetic test panel for monogenic diabetes includes the analysis of 40 genes for 24 types of monogenic diabetes (includes 13 subtypes).
A genetic test is highly effective in precisely diagnosing monogenic diabetes and may be recommended if:
1. A person has a diagnosis of diabetes before 6 months of life.
2. A person has a family history of diabetes.
3. A person is young (≤ 25 years old) with mild(5.5-8.5 mmol/l) fasting hyperglycaemia.