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DNA Banking is a simple, but important gift for your family and future generations.
Families should discuss their health history. Discussing and documenting family disease backgrounds may save the lives of loved ones through early detection and preventive measures. Because DNA sequences are passed with very little variation from one generation to the next, a DNA test in a 95 year old great-grandmother is of immediate and direct relevance to the health of her six-month-old great-grandson. PreventionGenetics encourages all individuals to know their family medical history and advocates DNA Banking for all people as an important step toward preserving that history and improving the health of future generations.
What is DNA Banking?
DNA Banking is the secure, long term storage of an individual’s genetic material. DNA is most commonly extracted from blood, but can also be obtained from cheek cells, saliva, or other tissues. DNA can be banked at any time during a person’s life, but it is particularly urgent for the elderly and terminally ill. Once a person is buried or cremated, it is difficult or impossible to obtain a DNA sample.
PreventionGenetics began offering DNA Banking services, as well as both clinical and research DNA testing in 2004. We are a CAP/CLIA accredited laboratory dedicated to the highest lab quality and ethical standards. For DNA Banking we offer:
- DNA Banking for $98.00 with no annual storage fees – reduced rates for additional family members banking together.
- Pre-packaged, return postage paid kits for sample collection.
- Reliable extraction, quantification, and secure storage of DNA.
- Confidential retention of all personal information.
- Outstanding customer service.
- Low-cost or free withdrawal for future clinical testing.
If you are unfamiliar with DNA Banking, we encourage you to explore this site. Check out the Reasons for DNA Banking and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Click here for our DNA Banking brochure. Find out why banking your DNA can be so important for you, your family, and future generations.
If you have already decided that you would like to bank your DNA, click on the DNA Banking Agreement to get started. This form contains all of the pertinent information you will need to complete the DNA Banking process.
Date last edited: February 26th, 2013