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What is it?

Quest Diagnostics is the only large commercial lab that offers comprehensive DNA testing for monogenic diabetes, a form of diabetes that is often mistaken for type 1 or type 2.1

The most common form of monogenic diabetes is maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), which represents about 2% of all diabetes cases.2 That means more than 500,000 people in the US alone have MODY; many of them are not even aware of it1,3 and may even be receiving inappropriate treatment.3

Diagnosing MODY is important in order to provide patients with the best treatment possible and to facilitate the diagnosis of MODY in family members.1 Quest Diagnostics is proud to be the leader in MODY testing. We offer a range of MODY tests to help you not only diagnose MODY but also determine the exact form.

When should you use it?

  • In patients you suspect may have monogenic diabetes
  • In patients with diabetes who present with nonketotic insulin-sensitive hypoglycemia or a family history of diabetes

What makes it different?

We offer comprehensive testing for MODY as well as genetic testing expertise through our Athena Diagnostics division. Our genetic counselors are available to healthcare professionals for personal consultation.

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    1. Hattersley A, Bruining J, Shield J, et al. ISPAD clinical practice consensus guidelines 2009 compendium. The diagnosis and management of monogenic diabetes in children and adolescents. Pediatr Diabetes. 2009:10 (Suppl. 12):33-42.

    2. Naylor R, Philipson LH. Who should have genetic testing for maturity-onset diabetes of the young? Clin Endocrinol. 2011;75:422-426.

    3. Mody Awareness. What is MODY? Available at: Accessed April 4, 2017.