Facilitating early diagnosis of Niemann-Pick type C disease (NP-C) for patients and their families.

Suspect NP-C?

If a patient presents with symptoms related to Niemann-Pick type C disease (NP-C), then you should refer the patient on to a specialist centre for diagnostic testing.1 Confirmation of diagnosis will not only facilitate access to treatment but will also enable patients and their families to seek help and support.1

To find out if a patient is presenting with symptoms related to NP-C, go to Could it be NP-C? for information around how to check for key symptoms of NP-C and downloadable resources for healthcare professionals.

Find a specialist centre in your country

The links below will take you through to either a list of NP-C expert centres worldwide (those considered to offer a specific expertise in NP-C) or a list of NP-C diagnostic centres worldwide (those offering tests for the diagnosis of NP-C).

Please note that data collection for the list of expert centres and diagnostic centres available on www.orpha.net is ongoing and may not be entirely accurate or up to date.


  1. Patterson M, Hendriksz, Walterfang M, et al. on behalf of the NP-C Guidelines Working Group. Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of Niemann-Pick disease type C: an update. Mol Genet Metab 2012; 106(3):330-44.


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