The Drug Efficacy Test will give your doctor vital information that can make your Treatment plans even more precise and Personalized – all based on your DNA.
Hereditary Cancer Test – if you have no history of cancer in your immediate or extended family, there is no need to take this test. However, if there is or has been cancer in your family, this test will show if you have any of the mutated genes that can lead to cancer. The results can give you and your doctor important information for your long-term health.
No. Both tests are simple and easy to perform. They are non-invasive and painless. No needles. No Blood to draw. Just simple swabs of your cheeks.
The tests are covered by Medicare, TriCare, and most commercial insurance carriers so there are No Out-of-Pocket Costs. If for any reason your insurance does not cover the costs, the test will not be completed guaranteeing that there will be no expense to you.
Yes. It is safe and not invasive.
At the meeting site our “swabber” will use a long cue tip to take a simple swab of inside your cheek. The cue tip will be immediately put in a custom holder and sealed to protect the DNA.
The Drug Interaction Report is faster to process. Your doctor will receive the Drug Interaction Report in about 2-4 weeks and the Hereditary Cancer Report in about 4-6 weeks.
We do not accept any payment.
If for some unexplained reason your insurance does not cover the cost, the test(s) will not be run and there will be no cost to you.
Our lab has been licensed by the state, given a CLIA Certification, the crème de la crème of certification (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) and the COLA, (Commission of Office Laboratory Accreditation), FDA, CDC, and Medicare Approved.
No. None is required. Other than information all we need is to swab your cheeks twice.
Immediately after each swab is taken the swab is sealed in a protective tube and then marked with a UPC code to identify the swab. The samples are then sent to our lab where they will be processed.
The information site is protected by our Advanced Encryption Standard, a variation on the secure symmetric encryption algorithm that the United States Government uses to protect classified information.
Once your DNA is collected and processed by the labs, the DNA is destroyed,and the resulting informational Reports are only shared with you and your doctor who you authorized to receive it.
No, our tests are not like their reports.
Our tests are much more comprehensive. Their tests only examine about 23 genes. We test for over 100. In addition, our tests are approved by a licensed Medical professional in accordance with the guidelines established by Medicare for medical review to capture basic health statistics. And, our tests are CONFIDENTIAL between you and your doctor.
That is why we ask for their primary care physician name & address. We will never see the results and absolutely never sell any data about our clients.
Adverse Interaction Test
1. What is Pharmacogentics (PGX)?
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “PGx is the study of how genes affect a person’s response to drugs. This field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications and doses that will be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup.”
2. Why is this test important for both physicians and patients?
This test can be a predictor of the right drugs in the right dosages for an individual based on their DNA. It can also provide an early warning for Adverse drug reactions. The test results can provide both physicians and patients more information for better treatment.
The NIH says, “many drugs that are currently available are “one size fits all,” but they don't work the same way for everyone. It can be difficult to predict who will benefit from a medication, who will not respond at all, and who will experience negative side effects (called adverse drug reactions). Adverse drug reactions are a significant cause of hospitalizations and deaths in the United States.
With the knowledge gained from the Human Genome Project, researchers are learning how inherited differences in genes affect the body’s response to medications. These genetic differences will be used to predict whether a medication will be effective for a particular person and to help prevent adverse drug reactions.”
3. What kind of Adverse Drug reactions are possible ... and why is that information important?
An Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) can as mild as a minor headache, dizziness or nausea, or it can lead to death. Last year in America over 3 million people went to the Emergency room and 130,000 people died with Adverse Drug Reactions making it the # 3 Killer in America today.
4. Who should take the PGX test?
Anyone over the age of 18 taking any prescription medicine should have a PGX test.
5. What is the Hereditary Cancer Test?
This test can show if you have any of the gene mutations handed down in families that are known to lead to cancers.
6. What Cancers does it detect?
It tests for the following cancers: Bladder, Brest, Central Nervous System, (CNS), Colorectal, Gastric, Kidney, Lung, Melanoma, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, and Uterine.
7. Who should take the Hereditary Cancer tests? Anyone with a Family History of Cancer, either in your immediate or extended family.
8. Who is eligible to take the Hereditary Cancer Test?
Anyone interested in taking the test will fill out a Family History Questionnaire to determine if you need to take the test.
9. How frequent is Hereditary Cancer?
It is believed that from 10% - 15% or all cancers are inherited.
10. Are the tests painful?
No. The tests are non-invasive. The needles. No blood to draw. Just a simple swab of the cheek.
11. Are the tests expensive?
These tests have cost as much as $ 7,500.
12. Will my insurance cover the tests?
Medicare, most insurance providers, and Tri Care cover so there is No Out-of-Pocket costs.
13. What if my insurance does not cover the cost of the tests?
If for some reason your insurance does not cover the cost, our lab will not run the test. That insures you will not be hit with unexpected expenses.
14. Are the tests FDA approved?
15. How accurate are the results?
Between 99.9% and 99.995 accurate.
16. How soon do I get the test results?
The PGX test results take 2-3 weeks. The Hereditary Cancer tests take a bit longer, about 4-5 weeks.
17. How do I know if your labs are any good?
Our labs are registered with the FDA to perform these tests and are licensed by ach year we are recognized as having the Clinical Standards and Quality of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment as regulated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We are Certified by The Food & Drug Administration (FDA), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We are Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) the primary organization reviewing competency and State licensed in New Jersey and Georgia as well as Compliant with HIPPA privacy guidelines & regulations
18. Is my personal information safe?
Yes. The information and DNA swab collected in your health care providers office is sent directly to our lab representative for sequencing. If your information and DNA is collected off site prior to shipping, the information site is protected by our Advanced Encryption Standard, a variation on the secure symmetric encryption algorithm that the United States Government uses to protect classified information.
19. Who has access to my results?
Only you and the health care provider you designated to receive the report.
20. What happens to my DNA after the test is done?
Once your DNA is collected and processed by the labs, the DNA is destroyed, and the resulting informational Reports are only shared with you and your doctor who you authorized to receive it.
21. Do you sell my DNA information?
22. Are these tests like those of Ancestry.com or 23andme?
No, our tests are not like theirs. Our tests are much more comprehensive. Their tests only examine about 23 genes. We test for over 100. In addition, our tests are approved by a licensed Medical professional in accordance with the guidelines established by Medicare for medical review to capture basic health statistics. And, our tests are CONFIDENTIAL between you and your doctor, that is why we ask for their primary care physician name & address. We will never see the results and absolutely never sell any data about our clients.
23. Who is DNA Analytical Services?
A premier provider of state-of-the-art DNA tests for Drug efficacy and adverse reactions and Hereditary Cancers with offices in Hudson, Ohio and Las Vegas Nevada. To contact us call 1-234-284-2993 Mon-Fri 9 Am – 5 PM Eastern or email at firstname.lastname@example.org