Recruit a Patient

If you are a doctor wishing to recruit a patient to the Synaps Study, please complete the following steps:

1. Ensure that the patient is suitable for the study

  • Lacks a genetic diagnosis
  • Has an paroxysmal neurological condition such as epilepsy, headache, movement disorders, episodic ataxia, sleep disorders.
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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) tubes and fill out the DNA Request Form.

5. Email us at ion.synapse@ucl.ac.uk and post the blood tubes together with the completed consent form to:

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