Individuals

We reveal the genetic information about you that your healthcare providers can use to make the most-informed medical decisions for your preventive care and personalized treatment.

Our Services to Individuals are Unique in 3 Ways:

Genes and 8 Types of Hereditary Cancers

30 genes, including BRCA1 and BRCA2, that impact risk for breast, ovarian, uterine, colon, melanoma, pancreatic, stomach, and prostate cancers.

Genetic Basis for Risk of Heart Conditions

We identify the 30 genes that are associated with genetic forms of heart disease. This enables providers to evaluate them differently from non-genetic conditions.

Genes That Affect How Medications are Processed

We highlight 14 genes known to influence how your body processes specific medications.

How it works

Receive your at-home kit in the mail and provide a saliva sample.

Mail your kit back to Pathema with the prepaid return label.

Free genetic counseling by phone to help explain results.

Go over the results with your Physician within the following 14 business days.

Complete Your DNA Testing in 3 Simple Steps

1. Sign Requisition Form

Please sign the requisition form located inside the Pathema DNA Kit.

2. Complete Swab Test

Complete the swab instructions steps (1-5) shown below.

3. Ship Back

Place the signed requisition form in the box with your completed swab kit and ship back to PathemaGx for processing.

Genetic Testing

We uncover your genetic information to enable more effective preventative care, personalized treatment regimens and greater clinical knowledge overall.

Pathogenic Testing

By utilizing today’s most advanced molecular-testing techniques, PathemaGx can identify specific pathogens through their unique gene expressions.

“Pathema molecular laboratory is an integral partner to my practice in providing accurate, timely, and actionable test results for my patients. Their focus on compliance is unsurpassed!”

- Lori H., FNP – Family Practice

“We could not be more pleased with the level of dedication to customer service, attention, and support we receive from Pathema! They are always very responsive to our needs and incredibly knowledgeable. We can always rely on everyone with whom we are in contact, from sales to scientific support!”

- SusanBrock., Office Manager – Family Practice

“We are so happy with Pathema’s electronic test ordering! They make everything extremely easy for us to order tests and receive results. The lab staff is always helpful and very responsive!”

- Maria D., Practice Administrator – Internal Medicine

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about partnership opportunities to meet your testing-services needs or any other questions, we welcome your inquiry.

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FAQ

Cancer

  • Why should I get tested if I already know I have a family history of cancer?

    Knowing your family history is an important first step, but testing for a hereditary cancer risk gives you and your healthcare professional a more accurate picture of your risk, which enables the best choices to be made for preventive care.

  • Why should I get tested if already have cancer?

    Testing for a hereditary cancer reveals your risk for developing a second primary cancer, thus helping your doctor determine the best type of preventive care. You can then make your family members aware of their hereditary risk as well.

  • Is testing recommended for everyone?

    While testing is the most accurate way to determine your risk of hereditary cancer, if you have had cancer and/or cancer runs in your family, your primary physician may already direct or recommend that you get tested so that such health professional has a better understanding of any other potential health risks you may have.

    To decide if you might benefit from hereditary-cancer genetic testing, simply take the simple, 30-second Pathema GX Labs quiz. Based on the results, you can discuss your risk of cancer with your healthcare professional and ask for further evaluation.

  • How do I get tested?

    First, ask your healthcare professional if testing is right for you. If so, and if approved by your doctor, your genetic testing kit will be sent to you by Priority Mail. Simply follow instructions on how to use the enclosed noninvasive Q-tip oral swab, then mail back your DNA specimen in the pre-paid package.

  • How long does it take to get the test results?

    The results will be sent to your trusted healthcare professional within 2-3 weeks of the day your sample arrives at the lab.

  • How do I receive my test results?

    The results will be sent to your healthcare professional. Pathema GX labs can, however, give you (along with your physician) access to the education portal, which will help you understand the results. In many cases, a genetic counselor is provided if ordered by your doctor.

  • How do I know if my insurance plan covers genetic testing?

    Most insurance carriers cover genetic-testing services for hereditary cancer. Although each case is unique, the average patient pays little to nothing out of pocket.

Cardio

  • Why should I get tested if I already know I have a family history of heart disease?

    Knowing your family history is an important first step, but testing can give you a more accurate picture of your risk for a hereditary cardiovascular disease. This helps you and your healthcare professional understand your risk so you can make the best choices for preventive care.

  • Why should I get tested if already have heart disease?

    Testing for a hereditary cardiovascular disease will enable you and your doctor to inform other members of your family about their risk of inheriting heart disease. This information can permit both you and family members make the best choices for preventive care.

  • Is testing recommended for everyone?

    While testing is the most accurate way to determine the risk of hereditary cardiovascular disease, only people who have heart disease in their family or their personal history need to be tested. If you have heart disease and/or it runs in your family, your primary physician may already direct or recommend that you get tested so that such health professional has a better understanding of any other potential health risks you may have.

    To determine if you could benefit from genetic testing for hereditary heart disease, simply take the simple 30-second Pathema GX Labs quiz. It will give you the information you need to discuss your risk of heart disease with your healthcare professional and to request further evaluation.

  • How do I get tested?

    First, ask your healthcare professional if testing is right for you. If so and if approved by your doctor, your genetic-testing kit will be sent to you by Priority Mail. Simply follow instructions on how to use the enclosed noninvasive Q-tip oral swab, then mail back your DNA specimen in the pre-paid package.

  • How long does it take to get the test results?

    The results will be sent to your trusted healthcare professional within 2-3 weeks of the day your sample arrives at the lab.

  • How do I know if my insurance plan covers genetic testing?

    Most insurance carriers cover genetic-testing services for hereditary cardiovascular disease. Although each case is unique, the average patient pays little to nothing out of pocket.

PGX

  • What is pharmacogenomics?

    Pharmacogenomics is the study of how your genes affect your response to drugs. This relatively new field combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) and genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to develop effective, safe medications and doses that are tailored to your unique genetic makeup.

  • How do I get tested?

    Ask your healthcare professional if pharmacogenomics testing is right for you. If so, and if approved by your doctor, your genetic-testing kit will be sent to you by Priority Mail. Simply follow instructions on how to use the enclosed noninvasive Q-tip oral swab, then mail back your DNA specimen in the pre-paid package.

  • How long does it take to get the test results?

    The results will be sent to your trusted healthcare professional within 2-3 weeks of the day your sample arrives at the lab.

  • How do I receive my test results?

    The results will be sent to your healthcare professional. Pathema GX labs can, however, give you (along with your physician) access to the education portal, which will help you understand the results. In many cases, a genetic counselor is provided if ordered by your doctor.

  • How do I know if my insurance plan covers genetic testing?

    Most insurance carriers cover genetic-testing services for pharmacogenomics. Although each case is unique, the average patient pays little to nothing out of pocket.