We are excited to announce the addition of Live Chat to our website. PreventionGenetics’ Live Chat is an easy way to access our client services and billing teams. When our team is available (typically 7:30 am – 7:00 pm central time Monday – Friday), the live chat icon will be visible on the bottom right of our website.
Getting results fast is important for managing acutely ill patients. At PreventionGenetics, we offer comprehensive genetic testing options that allow patients to receive the answers they need quickly. This includes our Rapid PGxome® test—whole exome sequencing (WES) test—and Neonatal Crisis (NICU) panel. Both tests have an expedited average turnaround time of 14 days.
Medical Genetics Awareness Week is celebrated to recognize the invaluable contributions that medical genetics healthcare professionals make in the diagnosis, management and prevention of genetic diseases, and the difference these professionals make in the lives of patients and families. The theme of Medical Genetics Awareness Week is “Celebrating the Contributions of the Entire Medical Genetics Team to Patient Care and Public Health.” The goal is to help inspire others to learn more about and take part in the medical genetics field.
Kidney Disease Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. March was declared National Kidney Month to increase awareness of kidney disease and related risk factors.
Genetic testing for renal diseases, like polycystic kidney disease (PKD), nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis, congenital abnormalities of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), and nephrotic syndrome, is important for patients with a family history of kidney disease, even if they do not have symptoms. A genetic diagnosis can impact care and affect medical decisions for patients and their families.
Bleeding Disorders Bleeding disorders include a number of diseases that prevent proper blood clotting. Causes include abnormal platelet count, volume, morphology, function, and impaired coagulation. Proper clotting is critical for healing. If left untreated, uncontrolled bleeding due to a bleeding disorder can cause painful long-term effects like severe joint damage or viral infections. Obtaining a diagnosis allows for some bleeding disorders to be treated with the use of clotting factor concentrates or topical products applied in a hospital setting.