Our mobile phlebotomy service provider (EMSI) has unfortunately been experiencing severely decreased service volumes as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result made the difficult decision stop all operations on Friday July 3, 2020. This does not pertain to The Lantern Project, but only our mobile phlebotomy service provider (EMSI). PerkinElmer Genomics is diligently working to find a new service provider to continue offering mobile phlebotomy services as part of the Lantern Project test offering. In the meantime, for any questions, please contact PerkinElmer Genomics at 1-866-354-2910.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, our top priorities remain the health and safety of our customers, patients, and employees while maintaining the superior laboratory services that you have come to expect from PerkinElmer Genomics.
Sanofi Genzyme is partnering with PerkinElmer Genomics to offer a complimentary genetic testing program called The Lantern Project. This program will provide diagnostic testing for the following disorders (click on the disorder to learn more about the disease, the supporting test and how to order it):
For patients seeking more information, please click here for a list of frequently asked questions.
The Lantern Project is not intended to and should not interfere in any way with a health care professional’s or patient’s independent judgment and freedom of choice in the treatment options for these diseases. Health care professionals and patients should always consider the full range of treatment options and select those most appropriate for the individual patient.
For Health Care Professionals already familiar with above listed disorders, feel free to use the links below to order a kit or submit a sample.
About Lysosomal Storage Disorders
The lysosomes are required for the breakdown of intracellular molecules and compounds of all sizes. The lysosomal interior is an acidic environment, and contains a number of different enzymes. Defects in these lysosomal enzymes result in an accumulation of the substrate in the lysosome eventually disrupting tissue function leading to enlarged and impaired organs. The affected cell systems will vary with the disorder, but all disorders involve multiple organ systems.
Suspicion of a lysosomal storage disorder can come from the physical exam (e.g. organomegaly, skeletal abnormalities, corneal clouding, or coarse features) and developmental assessment. Developmental delay with regression and/or organ dysfunction that is progressive is a hallmark of a storage disorder. Progressive cardiac, renal, hematological, or nervous system dysfunction occurring in a younger population than is typical would also prompt consideration of these disorders (e.g. renal disease, arrhythmias, valve disease, stroke, and peripheral neuropathy).
There is usually a continuum of severity and LSDs without obvious dysmorphic features or developmental delay are under recognized. Due to the overall rarity of these conditions and their clinical heterogeneity, lengthy diagnostic delays and missed diagnoses are common.
Mobile Phlebotomy Sample Collection
Our mobile phlebotomy service provider (EMSI) has unfortunately been experiencing severely decreased service volumes as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result made the difficult decision stop all operations on Friday July 3, 2020. PerkinElmer Genomics is diligently working to find a new service provider to continue offering mobile phlebotomy services as part of the Lantern Project test offering. In the meantime, for any questions, please contact PerkinElmer Genomics at 1-866-354-2910.
- Sample collection via mobile phlebotomy is offered when on site collection is difficult for a patient. This service is provided by EMSI, a third party service provider, and available for patients who:
- Have a medical condition, recent hospitalization, or recent surgery which restricts travel, or are otherwise immobile and unable to attend appointments outside the home.
- Lack access to transportation
- Do not live close to any draw sites
- To take advantage of this service for your patient, providers should complete the Mobile Phlebotomy Sample Collection Request section on the requisition form along with all other sections of the requisition form and send to EMSI (EMSI fax number: 877-422-7017). If a provider does not have access to a fax machine to submit the service request, PerkinElmer client services is available at the number below to help with submission. EMSI will contact the patient to coordinate the appointment and ship necessary materials for sample collection.
- For more information, see below for a list of FAQs. Please call PerkinElmer client services at 1-866-354-2910 for any additional questions or concerns.