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Laboratory testing for Fabry disease

A diagnosis may be confirmed through laboratory testing.
There are two types of tests:

  1. A blood test to determine alpha-Gal A enzyme activity. This test may be used for diagnosis in males, but not females.
  2. A genetic saliva or blood test to determine the exact GLA variant. This test is required for Fabry disease diagnosis in females and confirms diagnosis in males. It may also help determine what treatment options are appropriate for you.
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Carolyn Serbinski, MS talks more about amenable GLA variants, misfolded alpha-Gal A enzyme activity, and how Galafold can help. Watch the video >

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION

Before taking Galafold® (migalastat), tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • have kidney problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Galafold will harm your unborn baby.
  • have kidney problems.
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Galafold will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Galafold may pass into breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider
    about the best way to feed your baby if you take Galafold.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are the possible side effects of Galafold?

The most common side effects of Galafold include headache, stuffy or runny nose and sore throat, urinary tract infection, nausea, and fever.

These are not all the possible side effects of Galafold. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.

What is Galafold?

Galafold is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Fabry disease who have a certain genetic change (variant) in the galactosidase alpha gene (GLA) that is responsive (amenable) to Galafold.

It is not known if Galafold is safe and effective in children.

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to Amicus Therapeutics at 1-877-4AMICUS.

Please click here for Full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information and Instructions for Use.

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