Stay informed with resources about AHP

There is a range of resources designed to help people understand acute hepatic porphyria (AHP) and handle the challenges of living with the disease. Explore all the helpful information provided below.

Doctor discussion guide


Use the Doctor Discussion Guide to help start the conversation with your doctor about acute hepatic porphyria. To create your personalized discussion guide, take the symptom questionnaire or download the PDF version. Make sure you print and share it with your doctor at your next appointment.

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Brochure with information about acute hepatic porphyria


Explore helpful downloads that provide information about acute hepatic porphyria, genetic testing, and more.

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Alnylam Patient Education Liaisons are professionals with backgrounds in nursing and are experienced in educating people and their families about matters related to acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).

PELs are employees of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. They are not acting as healthcare providers and are not part of your healthcare team.

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Whether you are living with or wondering if you may have acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), it's important to stay proactive and informed.

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A genetic testing and counseling option

If your doctor thinks you may be at risk for AHP, they may recommend you work with a genetic counselor. Genetic counselors are trained healthcare professionals who can help you and your family learn more about the condition, the chances of you and your family inheriting it, whether genetic testing is right for you, how testing works, and what may happen after a diagnosis.

A genetic test will determine whether a person carries a mutation associated with AHP. Once a gene mutation is identified, family members of an affected individual can use this information to help determine their own risk. Not everyone with the genetic mutation will develop symptoms of AHP.


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Alnylam Act®

Alnylam-sponsored third-party genetic testing and counseling programs for acute hepatic porphyria.

The Alnylam Act® program was developed to provide genetic testing and counseling to people and their families as a way to help them make more informed decisions about their health. Through the Alnylam Act® program, genetic testing and counseling is offered at no charge to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria.

  • While Alnylam provides financial support for this program, tests and services are performed by independent third parties
  • Healthcare professionals must confirm that patients meet certain criteria to use the program
  • Alnylam receives de-identified patient data from this program, but at no time does Alnylam receive patient-identifiable information. Alnylam uses healthcare professional contact information for research and commercial purposes
  • Genetic testing is available in the US and certain other countries. Genetic counseling is only available in the US
  • Healthcare professionals or patients who use this program have no obligation to recommend, purchase, order, prescribe, promote, administer, use, or support any Alnylam product
  • No patients, healthcare professionals, or payers, including government payers, are billed for this program

Your doctor must sign up for the program and confirm that you meet certain criteria in order for you to receive genetic testing at no charge.

This helpful brochure offers a review of AHP, genetic testing and counseling, and the Alnylam Act® program.

Genetic testing and counseling

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