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This program provides cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) testing to evaluate the presence of amyloid beta (Aβ) pathology in patients being assessed for the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild dementia clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
The Amyloid βeta Confirmed™ program is being offered to help improve patient access to CSF biomarker testing to help support timely and accurate diagnosis of AD.
*The Amyloid Beta Confirmed™ program will cover the cost of Aβ CSF laboratory testing only and does not cover the cost of the lumbar puncture procedure or any other related costs. The lumbar puncture procedure may be covered by your patient’s insurance provider. Healthcare professionals are not permitted to seek reimbursement for the CSF laboratory assay from insurance companies or file claims with any third-party payor, including the Medicare or Medicaid programs or any Medicare Advantage or Medicaid managed care plan. Healthcare professionals who participate in this program have no obligation to recommend, purchase, order, prescribe, promote, administer, use, or support any Biogen product. The program is subject to termination or modification at any time.
Aβ accumulation in the brain is a defining pathophysiological feature of AD.1 Biomarker evidence of Aβ accumulation may aid in the diagnosis of AD.2
While biomarker testing is not currently routine clinical practice, it may be a useful tool when deemed appropriate by the clinician.2-5
The presence of Aβ pathology in the brain can be assessed by collecting and analyzing CSF. A sample is collected via lumbar puncture between the L3 and L4 vertebrae or the L4 and L5 vertebrae into a low-binding polypropylene tube, which is critical to achieving an accurate test result.6 Test tubes can be obtained from participating laboratories.
Send the CSF sample to one of the participating laboratories for analysis.
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