Our services

Our laboratory, team of scientists and partners combine decades of experience to perform genetic testing to improve preventative care and treatment regimens for patients as well as pathogenic testing to identify such microbes as bacteria, viruses and fungi via their gene expression.

Genetics Testing

Unlock genetic information to assist in preventative care, effective treatment regimens, and overall clinical knowledge to make the most informed medical decision. Our laboratory and team of scientists and partners combine decades of expertise to directly impact medication management, treatment therapies, lifestyle modifications, and general wellness.

Hereditary Cancer Preventive Testing.

Over 1 million people in America are diagnosed with cancer each year. Genetic and hereditary factors contribute to 5% of these patients.

PathemaGx’s Hereditary Cancer Preventive Screening helps enable early diagnosis of cancer, which is the key to treatment potentials and recovery. Survival rates are 3 times higher when cancer is detected through early diagnosis.

Using the most technologically advanced Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), PathemaGx provides accurate identification of gene mutations. Because inherited gene mutations may increase the risk of developing cancer, this technology allows providers to be more proactive and diligent with their protocols leading up to possible diagnoses.

Below you will find a link to our Requisition form along with direct links to the CMS LCD (Local Coverage Determination) information.

Pharmacogenomics

According to the FDA, close to 5 million Americans are treated by medical professionals each year for adverse drug reactions. These reactions make this the nation’s 4th leading cause of death.

Your genetic makeup plays an important role in how rapidly or slowly your liver absorbs and uses your prescription medications. It also reveals whether or not the proper class and dosage of medication are being prescribed.

That’s why pharmacogenomic testing can guide physicians to the most effective, safest therapeutic treatment options available. Our comprehensive panel of tests includes medication classes for the cardiovascular system, psychiatry, and pain. Since genes never change, these results are valid for a patient’s lifetime.

As medical conditions develop over time, pharmacogenomic data will help providers develop future treatment options and regimens, thus empowering patients and promoting their health and wellness.

Genetic Carrier Testing

As a first step in family planning, Prenatal Carrier Preventive Screening can help detect an increased risk of specific inherited disorders in babies.

This screening is done either prior to conceiving or within the first trimester of pregnancy. Understanding testing options will help prepare you for future health and hereditary genetic predispositions. Moreover, these results will also be true for following generations.

At PathemaGx, we offer genetic-carrier testing for single disorders as well as comprehensive testing for multiple disorders.

** Chong JX, et al. A Population-Based Study of Autosomal-Recessive Disease-Causing Mutations in a Founder Population. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Oct 5; 91(4): 608-Q20

Genetic Test For Cardiology

DNA Genetic Testing can not only reveal a great deal about your heart’s health, it can also let you and your provider be proactive in developing a heart-medication response, effective diets, and a personalized care plan.

Also, many people don’t even know they have an inherited form of heart disease.

To improve cardiovascular diagnosis, prognosis, and care management, we urge you to take the first step by reviewing our requisition for a detailed list of genes tested.

Please review our requisition for a detailed list of Genes tested.

Pathogenic Testing

We uncover your genetic information in order to enhance preventative care, make treatment regimens more effective and increase overall clinical knowledge, resulting in the most informed medical decisions possible. Our laboratory, team of scientists and partners combine decades of experience to directly improve the management of your medications, treatment therapies, lifestyle choices, as well as your general well-being.

Women’s Wellness and Detection.

In the U.S., Bacteria Vaginitis occurs in an estimated 21.3 million women ages 14 through 49.***

PathemaGx’s comprehensive Women’s Wellness and Detection (WWD), which includes STI and UTI tests, uses a single swab to detect microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi through their gene expression. This technique delivers higher sensitivity, accuracy and speed of determination compared to traditional culturing methods.

Our comprehensive testing panels include Bacterial Vaginitis, Aerobic Vaginitis, Group B Streptococcus, Urogenital Candidiasis, and STIs.

***NHANES 2001-2004

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections account for over 100,000 hospital visits each year – largely because of missed diagnoses and poor turnaround time in reporting.

PathemaGx uses today’s most advanced molecular diagnostic-testing methods to identify microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. Genetic makeup and gene expression are used to accurately identify species much more rapidly than traditional culture testing.

Respiratory Pathogen Panel

Respiratory infections can often be easily transferred between individuals. When not properly identified and treated, they can cause severe illness and even death.

PathemaGx uses advanced PCR technology to provide comprehensive detection of potential bacterial and viral infections through their gene expressions.

In contrast to traditional culture testing, genetic testing for bacteria and viruses yields results rapidly. Then, by knowing your genetic makeup, your provider can limit your antibiotic resistance by prescribing the proper medication. This also speeds the recovery process.

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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.