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Genetic Testing for Congenital Heart Disease

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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

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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.

Dr. James Weber, PhD, Receives Wisconsin Biohealth Business Achievement Award

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Marshfield, WI - Dr. James Weber PhD, President and Founder of PreventionGenetics, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Wisconsin Biohealth Business Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes leaders in Wisconsin for their achievements in the biohealth and life science industry.

Introducing PGnomeⓇ - Whole Genome Sequencing from PreventionGenetics

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Marshfield, WI - PreventionGenetics is excited to announce the availability of their new whole genome sequencing (WGS) test, PGnome®. Prices start at only $2,490 for testing of a single patient. WGS is the ultimate germline DNA test. It is superior to exome and other genetic tests because it covers the entire genome, including deep intronic regions. WGS yields better detection of structural variants (deletions, duplications, inversion and translocations of DNA sequence) and improved analysis of tandem repeats and paralogous regions. Furthermore, WGS is essential for assessing disease risk and prevention using polygenic risk algorithms.

PreventionGenetics Introduces Rapid PGxomeⓇ Whole Exome Sequencing Test for $2290

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Marshfield, WI - PreventionGenetics is excited to introduce Rapid PGxome to their menu of whole exome sequencing (WES) tests. Rapid PGxome is WES with an expedited average turnaround time of 14 days and a cost starting at $2290. In cases with a clear positive result, a preliminary report may be issued as soon as six days. Rapid PGxome is ideal for situations where a rapid genetic diagnosis is essential, including patients with neonatal, infantile or early childhood onset severe disorders.