Recruit a Patient

For participating R+D sites, to recruit a patient to the Synaps Study, please complete the following steps:

1. Ensure that the patient suitable for the study

  • Lacks a genetic diagnosis
  • Has an paroxysmal neurological condition such as epilepsy, headache, movement disorders, episodic ataxia, sleep disorders.

2. Provide patient with this Patient Information Leaflet :

3. Provide patient with the Consent Form for signing :

4. Take whole blood samples in 2 EDTA (purple topped) bottles and fill out the DNA Request Form.
5. Email us at and post the blood bottles together with completed consents to:

  • DNA Neurogenetics Lab, 6th floor,
    Institute of Neurology, Queen Square,
    London WC1N 3BG
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