You may have seen commercials for companies that provide DNA tests and health reports to the general public, often piggybacking on consumer interest in genealogy and ancestry. We appreciate that their marketing efforts have brought the concept of genomics and health into the public eye. However, direct-to-consumer tests and reports are not medically comprehensive. In other words, they don’t tell the whole story.
IntellxxDNA™ provides your clinician with in-depth, evidence-based, science-focused genomic intelligence. When your test results are ready, you will meet with your clinician to discuss the risks and benefits within your genomic profile, and review potential prevention or intervention strategies to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. The entire process supports an informed interpretation of test results and an understanding of next steps.
IntellxxDNA™ reports don’t make decisions for you. Instead, they provide unprecedented insight into your unique genetic make-up to assist your clinician in developing true, personalized care. How?
Your DNA contains variants, or SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms), that may signal potential benefits as well as risks. Our reports examine the complex interplay between these variants and how they can affect your quality of life. We include evidence-based, well-researched potential intervention strategies – encompassing environment, lifestyle, nutrition, supplements and medications – that will serve as a basis of discussion between you and your clinician.
Your DNA is not your destiny. In fact, understanding your genomic profile empowers you to make intelligent health and wellness choices now that may impact your future quality of life. Your clinician will review your genomic profile as one of several factors of consideration when making clinical decisions to help you achieve optimal health.
The field of medical genomics is complex, even for well-trained clinicians. IntellxxDNA™ provides clinicians with ongoing education to ensure that they have access to the latest, evidence-based, genomic interpretations available.
Your medical genomic make-up is foundational information to be understood within the context of your entire health and wellness profile. Your healthcare provider will use information learned through genomic intelligence to support clinical decisions that are personalized to your unique health care needs and goals.
IntellxxDNA™ does not sell directly to consumers and does not accept insurance at this time. You should know that the Genetics Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits insurance companies and employers with >15 employees from acquiring results of genetic tests. Group health insurance companies cannot use genetic information to deny coverage, establish pre-existing condition clauses, or change premiums, and may not require genetic testing.
Genetic information within medical records are subject to review by providers of life insurance, long-term care insurance and disability insurance. If your IntellxxDNA™ report uncovers a risk that may be important to include in your health record, discuss the pros and cons with your licensed health care professional. IntellxxDNA™ provides guidance to clinicians regarding best practices.