Your genetics can offer you a great deal of information, but understanding the different categories of testing or screening can be confusing. The table below explains the different categories and where ActX fits in the marketplace:
to learn more about your family history and where you came from.
such as eye color and taste preferences that are fun to know but not used in your health care.
Professional medical testing
so you and your physician can choose the best medication and dosage for you as well as avoiding medications that could cause serious side effects based on your genetics.
so you and your physician are aware of any serious actionable genetic risk that you may have. For example, this can lead to early preventative testing.
so you and your physician are aware of genetic conditions that do not affect you, but could affect your children if the other parent also has them.
Tumor or cancer genetics
is the genetics of the actual tumor or cancer, which are different than your normal genetics. This can help to personalize treatment.
HOW TO GET YOUR GENETICS TESTED
Genetic testing available directly to the consumer, usually online. It requires no professional authorization or review and the FDA limits the information that can be returned.
Professionally reviewed medical genomic testing
Genetic testing authorized and reviewed by your physician in order to personalize your health care. The testing provides in depth clinical information to you and your physician which is much more useful for your medical care.
Professional Testing can be either:
where a broad range of medications and hereditary risks are covered. This enables a preventative and preemptive approach to your healthcare.
for high risk patients with a specific risk or a specific medication or group of medications or for women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy.