Understanding Whole Genome Sequencing
What Are Genomics?
A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA instructions found in a cell. It including all of its genes as well as its hierarchical, three-dimensional structural configuration.
In humans, the genome consists of 23 pairs of chromosomes located in the cell’s nucleus. A genome contains all the information needed for an individual to develop and function.
What Do You Test For?
We analyze information recommended by leading genetics societies as well as information related to actionable diseases that can be prevented or better managed through early detection. Our test has a special focus on cardiovascular diseases and cancer risk. We test for cancer susceptibility, cardiovascular diseases, carrier screening, neurological disorders, coagulation disorders, organ health, endocrine and metabolic disorders, and mitochondrial diseases.
What is Included in myGenome Premium?
The report includes actionable information in the below categories, always managed through pre and post test genetic counseling.
Interpretations of genes related to actionable conditions that have an impact on mom´s health.
Analysis of more than 200 conditions that can be passed on to children.
Study of the metabolism of more than 150 drugs.
Conditions where both genetic and environmental risk factors are involved.
Individual characteristics influenced by genes and environment.
How it Works
Why is Genomic Screening for Mom Important?
Your genome is a resource for life. MyGenome is intended for generally healthy adults (18 years and older) who want to be proactive about their health.
MyGenome gives insights on risks for hereditary diseases in multiple categories including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, immune disorders, endocrine and metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, organ health, and more.
Genomic screening also shares insight into mom’s carrier conditions and shares insight to what you could pass on to your children.
What Can I Expect to Receive with myGenome Screening?
All families will receive a comprehensive report with detailed information about the variants detected and the implications for the newborn. Families will have access to a trusted genetic counselor who will interpret and discuss the results.
Pathogenic variants and probably pathogenic variants classified based on American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (PMID: 25741868) guidelines are reported.
What's The Best Fit
|Standard||(Most Popular) Premium|
|myGenome Gene & Disease List|
|Insights on diseases selected on the basis of actionability and ACMG 59||200+||600+|
|Risk Panel Diseases||17+||17+|
|Traits related to nutrition, longevity, and more||50+||50+|
|Ancestry by region|
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 myGenome Standard and myGenome Premium?
myGenome Standard: $1,749
- For anyone who wants to be proactive about their health
Insights on 80+ genes associated with 200+ conditions, including 20+ highly actionable conditions and 40+ carrier
- Expert curated information on 150+ drug sensitivities (aka Pharmacogenomics or PGx)
- Information on 50+ traits and ancestry
- Risk Section on lower-impact genetic findings that contribute to 15 common diseases whose risk can be minimized proactively by lifestyle changes
- Review of actionable medical findings with a genetic counselor
myGenome Premium: $2,249
- For anyone who wants to dive even deeper into their cancer and cardiovascular risks, and carrier conditions
- Insights on 400+ genes associated with 20+ highly actionable conditions and 125 genes associated with 200+
- Plus all of myGenome Standard
Can my genome change over time?
No. The genetic information of a person does not change, what advances is scientific knowledge for which fortunately we know more every day. For this reason, the genome is a resource for life and that can be consulted over time to find out new findings that have been produced thanks to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
How long does it take to receive my results?
The entire process from receiving your sample, analyzing the information, and producing your results takes between 8 to 14 weeks. The estimated delivery time varies because every person’s genomic information is unique and may require different degrees of analysis.
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.