PreventionGenetics Hosting DNA Banking Day Tuesday November 29, 2016

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Marshfield, WI – November 29, 2016 – DNA Banking is a simple, inexpensive step to preserving a genetic legacy for the benefit of family and future generations.  DNA Banking has the ability to lower health care costs, find answers to medical questions and supply the information necessary to confirm diagnosis. 

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be “National Family Health History Day.”  To help promote awareness of family health history, PreventionGenetics, a clinical laboratory in Marshfield, is offering a DNA Banking Day from 3 - 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at the company headquarters in the Marshfield Mill Creek Business Park, 3800 South Business Park Avenue.  For more information about DNA banking, visit:

During the event, blood draws will be done by a registered phlebotomist at no cost.  The DNA will be extracted in the lab, with the specimen frozen and securely stored until a future time when it can be used in genetic testing.  The charge for the DNA Banking service is $169 for an individual person.  There are family group prices available.

“DNA banking ensures an opportunity for testing someday when the family is ready or in need.  It provides hope when there may not currently be answers.” said Donna Dorshorst, PreventionGenetics DNA Banking director.  “Banking DNA is important because we all carry changes in our DNA that could affect ourselves, our children or our future grandchildren.  Storing DNA helps family members preserve an opportunity to have access to answers, well into the future.  It’s a simple, but important gift for your family and future generations.”

“Banking DNA with PreventionGenetics guarantees complete privacy ensuring only those you designate have access to your DNA.  Making your DNA sample available in the future can supply the missing piece of your family’s genetic puzzle,” Dorshorst added. 

Walk-ins are welcome. For more information on DNA Banking Day, contact Dorshorst at 715-387-0484 ext. 151 or