Early detection and diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) is essential to guide patient care. Survival and medical care for children with CHDs are improving. Among states with mandatory CHD screening via pulse oximetry, a 33.4% reduction of early infant deaths due to CHD was observed (Abouk et al., 2017). Initial diagnosis is only the beginning. Genetic testing for CHD also plays an important role in improving outcomes.
PreventionGenetics selected to join Concert Genetics’ Preferred Laboratory Network
MARSHFIELD, Wis. –With more than 150,000 genetic tests available, at least 6.9 codes per claim and thousands of medical policies1,2, it’s virtually impossible for providers and payers to keep up with the complex and ever-changing world of genetic testing. Today, PreventionGenetics joins Concert Genetics’ Preferred Laboratory Network, which brings health plans and preferred laboratories together to ensure that the quality, pricing and service information needed for decision-making is at the forefront and eases the administrative burden involved in insurance claims processing for genetic testing.
Employee Spotlight: United Way Campaign Committee Breaks Fundraising Record
A proud supporter of our community, PreventionGenetics believes in the importance of giving back. Annually we host a company United Way Campaign with the goal of raising money and awareness for Marshfield Area United Way, which supports individuals in our area most in need. PreventionGenetics began hosting its United Way Campaign over 10 years ago, and is proud to have seen continued growth with employee engagement and funds raised each year.
Explore Your Family Health History this Holiday Season
The Holidays will look different this year. While many of us won’t be gathering with our families, it is as important as ever to talk about family health history. We share a lot with our families, including our DNA. Everyone has a family history of something, whether high blood pressure, diabetes, or a rare genetic disorder.