Plan For The Unexpected.
Genomic screening for the entire family.
Improving Healthcare Through Genetics
Our tests utilize whole exome and genome sequencing to provide the interpretation of extensive genetic information that can then be further analyzed in the future.
Why are genetics important in preventive healthcare management?
of people have genetic variants that increase risk of disease.
of cancer cases are related to hereditary factors.
of people are asymptomatic carriers of a monogenic disease that can be transmitted to their offspring if the partner is a carrier of the same disease.
of newborns may have genetic variants linked to early onset childhood diseases.
The Era of the Genome
The most comprehensive genetic testing service there is.
Sequencing your genome is the first step in a life-changing journey. Our mission is to empower you and your physician to a road of better health. We provide you insights that will allow you to make better choices for your health — and sometimes the health of your loved ones.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
The main reason I chose to have the analysis was to understand my genetics and how it can potentially affect my children. I believe that it is better to know and understand my options for prevention.
myGenome gave me access to an important preventive healthcare resource, allowing me to know my genetic risks and act accordingly to improve my quality of life.
I am very interested in genetics and its importance in the future of healthcare. I chose to have the Americord myGenome analysis because of the scope of information that it provides from my risk to cancer to interesting traits that have helped me better understand my body.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is whole genome sequencing?
Whole genome sequencing is reading the billions of letters in your DNA, a long chain made up of As, Ts, Cs, and Gs. All your genes are encoded with this 4-letter code, so we analyze your sequence and subsequently look for changes or variants in the genes.
Why sequence the entire genome?
Whole genome sequencing allows all your genetic material to be read by creating a library about you. In this way you will be able to know the relevant information today to prevent and have access to updates in the future, accessing your library again. This trip makes it possible that from now on you can personalize, with the help of your specialist, your health care based on what makes you unique: your DNA.
What is the difference between Genomic Screening and Genetic Testing?
Genetics is a term that refers to the study of genes and their roles in inheritance - in other words, the way that certain traits or conditions are passed down from one generation to another. Genetics involves scientific studies of genes and their effects.
Genomics is a more recent term that describes the study of all of a person's genes (the genome), including interactions of those genes with each other and with the person's environment. Genomics includes the scientific study of complex diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and cancer because these diseases are typically caused more by a combination of genetic and environmental factors than by individual genes.
How does genomic sequencing help my family?
Whole genome sequencing allows all your genetic material to be read by creating a library about you. In this way you will be able to know the relevant information today to prevent and have access to updates in the future, accessing your library again. This means that from now on you can personalize, with the help of your specialist, your health care based on what makes you unique: your DNA.
Why does pricing for genetic tests vary so much?
The cost of a genetic testing service is related to the technology utilized and the amount genetic expertise is required to provide the result. There is a direct correlation between the amount of DNA information analyzed and the more clinically impactful and reliable the result will be. At Americord, we use whole genome sequencing that allows for the capture and analyzing of all of a person’s DNA. Because the information is so valuable and can significantly impact a person’s future healthcare, we believe it should be managed by a medical professional. We support either directly or in collaboration with the prescribing physician the pre and post-test genetic counseling process where the results are explained and an action plan is established to fully benefit from the information provided.
Is Genomic Testing covered by my insurance?
You may be able to pay for the test via your FSA or HSA account.
Are there any states genomic services are not offered?
Yes, Alaska, California, New York, and Washington DC. These states have restrictions and regulations that prevent Americord from offering genomic services to individuals who have blood or saliva collected for genomic testing in these states.
If you are a resident of these restricted states, but deliver or provide a maternal blood outside of these states you can purchase Genomic services.