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If you have a diagnosis of Mastocytosis, you are eligible to participate in the MPN disorders research being carried out by 23andme (Mastocytosis is an MPN disorder).

To participate, click here: (external link)

There are only 1000 places in this research, and with a variety of MPNs being studied, we want to ensure as many of the 1000 places in this research go to Mastocytosis to facilitate specific breakthroughs in diagnosis, treatment and disease progression. Just look at what 23andme has done for Parkinson's Disease patients! (external link)

It is completely free to participate - you don't even have to pay for shipping for the participant kit - 23andme testing costs money to the general public, and by participating you get all of the benefits of a 'normal' 23andme account (your deep ancestry and migration patterns, any relatives who have taken the test up to 5th cousins, your likelihood of getting certain diseases, disease hereditary, etc), or alternately, for those who prefer, you can choose to participate in the study and simply participate in the study, without seeing all of that additional information.

We strongly encourage all Mastocytosis patients to participate, and to sign up to the study with haste.

Sincerely, Administrators


The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS) has been created as an advocacy, education and support body for those throughout Australasia who suffer from or care for those with Mastocytosis or Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD). TAMS has been established due to the overwhelming need for sufferers and their supporters to find a local voice and active support network.

TAMS is an independent ‘not for profit’ incorporated organisation with a committed and functional committee of individuals from Brisbane, Sydney, Wellington NZ, Melbourne, Port Macquarie and Seattle USA – all of whom are sufferers or carers, ensuring your needs will be met.

Mastocytosis conferences are held in Australia. There will be many speakers and workshops dealing with mastocytosis and MCAD as well as opportunity to meet others in a relaxed and friendly environment. For more information on the conference, to browse the program and to register, visit: (external link)


Receive constant updates via the TAMS website, discounts for future events (next years' conference etc), quarterly TAMS eNewsletter, yearly Research in Review eReport, member of online and face-to-face support groups and more. For further information email or visit (external link)

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