This holiday season we will not be receiving specimens on Thursday, November 24; Sunday, December 25 or Sunday, January 1. Please take this into account when shipping cell cultures and time-sensitive specimens. Our regular shipping and receiving instructions apply to all other days over the holiday season. Please contact us with any questions.
PreventionGenetics will not be receiving samples Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. We request that you take this into consideration when shipping cell cultures and time-sensitive specimens. Our regular shipping and receiving instructions apply to all other days over this holiday weekend.
The last thing many people want to think about is their own mortality, which often leaves their families to deal with funeral planning, expenses and, sometimes, unresolved medical decisions. They turn to you as a resource in their time of grief. As a funeral director, your interaction with families during a time of loss is their last opportunity to preserve a loved one’s DNA.
Inherited kidney diseases have an overall prevalence of ~6-8 in 10,000 births in the United States and Europe, and accounts for up to 37% of adults with renal diseases (Cocchi et al. 2020. PubMed ID: 32646915; Connaughton et al. 2019. PubMed ID: 30773290; Lata et al. 2018. PubMed ID: 29204651). Obtaining an early diagnosis for kidney disease is important for establishing optimal maintenance and treatment plans for patients and their families, which is why genetic testing has been increasingly integrated into clinical practice.