About PreventionGenetics

Founded in 2004 and located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, PreventionGenetics is a CLIA and ISO 15189:2012 accredited clinical DNA testing laboratory. PreventionGenetics provides patients with sequencing and deletion/duplication tests for nearly all clinically relevant genes. These tests include our powerful and comprehensive whole exome sequencing test, PGxomeTM.

PreventionGenetics also offers DNA Banking (PGDNABank), a long-term storage of a person’s DNA. DNA Banking is available direct-to-consumer. We invite you to visit our DNA Banking website PGDNABank.com.

Our Team

PreventionGenetics has come to be recognized as a leader in providing high quality DNA analysis and has earned a solid reputation based on the knowledge, integrity and professionalism of our entire team. We rapidly expand and update our test menu, introduce new technologies and increase the efficiencies of our processes; working toward the goal of keeping high quality genetic testing attainable at a reasonable cost. Our expert staff of Geneticists and Genetic Counselors is dedicated to providing the highest level of service.


New Tests

Cancer Genetics

Systemic Primary Carnitine Deficiency via the SLC22A5 Gene (#1187)

Cardiovascular Disorders

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection (TAAD) via the PRKG1 Gene (#5277)

Metabolic and Mitochondrial Disorders

Carnitine-Acylcarnitine Translocase Deficiency via the SLC25A20 Gene (#2183)

Neurologic Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders via the CHD8 Gene (#5411)

Neuromuscular Disorders | Neurologic Disorders

Dystonia via the GNAL Gene (#5415)

Epilepsy, X-linked, with Variable Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders via the SYN1 Gene (#2476)

Sensory Disorders (Eye, Ear, Pain) | Neuromuscular Disorders | Neurologic Disorders | Intellectual Disability

Spastic Paraplegia 48 via the AP5Z1 Gene (#5279)

Skeletal, Connective Tissue, Ectodermal and Skin | Reproductive and Infertility Genetics | Newborn Screening Followup | Neuromuscular Disorders | Internal Organs and Endocrinology (Lung, Kidney, Liver, Gastrointestinal) | Cardiovascular Disorders

Pulmonary Fibrosis and Surfactant Dysfunction Disorders Sequencing Panel (#2697)

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Quality

PreventionGenetics has been in operation since 2004. We have grown steadily over this time, and now have the largest germline DNA test menu of any lab in America. The quality of DNA testing at PreventionGenetics is second to none. "Getting the tests right" has always been our first priority.

PreventionGenetics is CLIA and ISO 15189:2012 accredited. Our quality assurance processes, however, far exceed regulatory requirements. For example, we have had to date one error out of 10,000 total Proficiency Tests, both external and internal. Our sequencing error rate is about one per 7 million nucleotides or one per 9,800 sequence variants. Other summary measures of quality are listed in the "About Us" section of the web site.


Utilization Management

Teamwork Increases the Value of Genetic Testing

Utilization management is a current topic of particular interest in the realm of genetic testing. For many hospitals and health systems, the cost of sending out genetic tests is high (often > $1 million per year) and increasing at an annual average rate of about 20% (PLUGS©). Through utilization management strategies at PreventionGenetics, over 1.3 million healthcare dollars are saved annually


DNA Banking

A Valuable Gift for Your Family

DNA Banking is the simple and affordable process of securely storing of an individual's DNA for use by the next generation for possible future testing. DNA can be banked at any time during a person's life but it is particularly urgent for the elderly and terminally ill. Once a person is cremated, it is not possible to obtain a DNA sample.

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