Terms of Use

Last Revised: 5.21.2020
Pathema GX Lab, LLC (“Pathema GX”) maintains this website (“Website”) for Users (“you” or “your”) personal information, education, and communication. Your access to and use of this Website is subject to the following Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using the Website, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities.
IN THE EVENT OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911. DO NOT DISREGARD OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE BECAUSE OF CONTENT YOU HAVE READ ON THIS WEBSITE OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONTAIN MEDICAL ADVICE AND WE DO NOT MONITOR THIS WEBSITE OR COMMUNICATIONS FROM THIS WEBSITE FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC OR EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE PURPOSES.

Your Agreement

ALL PAGES WITHIN THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, CONTENT, AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED SUBJECT TO YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PROMPTLY EXIT THIS WEBSITE.
Should you choose to sign up for or set up an account for any of the interactive user portions of the Website (such as the “Patient Portal” or “Provieder Portal”), your use of such web pages and services provided in such online forums may be subject to additional terms.

Changes to These Terms of Use

Pathema GX reserves the right to modify or amend these Terms of Use at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon their posting. Material changes will be posted conspicuously on the Website. Pathema GX reserves the right to modify Website content without any obligation to notify past, current or prospective Website users. By accessing the Website following the posting of changes to the Terms of Use, you agree to all such changes. You can view when the last changes occurred by reviewing the Last Revised date above.

Your Representations

You represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age and that you possess the legal right and ability to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. You agree to be responsible for your use of the Website and to comply with your responsibilities and obligations as stated in these Terms of Use.
If you are not 18 years of age, you are not permitted to use this Website and must exit now.

No Medical Advice

The information contained in this Website is presented for the purpose of educating consumers on health and wellness topics and providing general information regarding Pathema GX and services provided by Pathema GX. NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE FOR DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE FOR HEALTH OR MEDICAL INFORMATION.
THE INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON TO SUGGEST A COURSE OF TREATMENT FOR A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR USED IN PLACE OF A VISIT, CALL, CONSULTATION OR THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. YOU SHOULD NEVER DISREGARD MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON THE WEBSITE.
INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS INTENDED TO AUGMENT OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND DILIGENCE.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL DISEASES, AILMENTS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OR THEIR TREATMENT. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH CARE RELATED QUESTIONS, CALL OR SEE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROMPTLY, OR CONTACT YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE RELATED QUESTIONS, OR BEFORE EMBARKING ON A NEW TREATMENT, DIET, OR HEALTH OR MEDICALLY RELATED LIFESTYLE CHANGE.
Certain information contained in the Website is compiled from a variety of third-party sources. Neither Pathema GX nor its information providers directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services as part of the Website, including any interactive user areas.

Website Content

Although Pathema GX attempts to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the content on the Website, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of such content. It is possible that the Website and its content could include inaccuracies or errors, and third parties could make unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations to the Website. In the event you become aware of an inaccuracy, please inform Pathema GX so that it can be corrected.
Pathema GX DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS OR SUITABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT.
The Website content may contain health or medical related materials that you find offensive. Pathema GX accepts no responsibility for such materials. Use of the Website is at your own risk.

Information Provided to Pathema GX

You are responsible for the accuracy of information that you submit to us via this Website. We have no obligation or liability for any information that is not accurate.
Information gathered and maintained via the portal is personally identifiable and protected health information. You may see how we collect, use and maintain your information via our Privacy Policy (https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-policy/ ) and our Notice of Privacy Practices (https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-practices/).

Restrictions on Your Use

You may view material from the Website for your own personal use or the internal use of your business. You may not download, reproduce or otherwise distribute any materials on this Website without our prior express written consent and/or the consent of any third party copyright owner.
Any rights that are not expressly granted by these Terms of Use or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by Pathema GX.
You may not use this Website or its content for any purpose prohibited or restricted by law or in violation of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and its content is the property of Pathema GX, its affiliates or its third-party sources and vendors. The Website and its content are protected by federal and international copyright and trademark laws. The distinctive and original layout and presentation of the Website also constitute protectable trade dress under the applicable federal law. “Pathema GX” and the logo are trademarks and service marks of Pathema GX. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used on this Website are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of any trade dress, marks, or any other intellectual property belonging to Pathema GX or any third party is strictly prohibited and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

No Warranty

Pathema GX CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA. Pathema GX CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE. Pathema GX DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICES PERFORMED IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE IN TRADE.
Pathema GX MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THIS WEBSITE, OR USE OF MATERIAL, INFORMATION OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED FROM THIS WEBSITE, OR REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THIS WEBSITE. Pathema GX DOES NOT HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATION.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE INTERNET AND THIS WEBSITE. You acknowledge and agree (1) that your use of this Website and any material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Website is at your own discretion and risk, and (2) that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system for loss of data that results from the download of such material, information or data, and for any other form of damage that may be incurred.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Pathema GX or in any other manner from this Website creates any warranty.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER Pathema GX, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT OR SERVICES.
FURTHERMORE, NEITHER Pathema GX, ITS AFFILIATES, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS ARE OR WILL BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF Pathema GX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, EVEN IF SUCH REMEDY SHOULD FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Pathema GX, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, managers, members, employees and agents from and against all losses, expenses, liabilities, damages and costs, including without limitation reasonable attorney fees, resulting from or arising from any use of the Website or its content or any violation of these Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

Use of this Website is also governed by the terms of the Pathema GX Privacy Policy(https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-policy/ ), which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference. Any Protected Health Information collected on the Website will be used and disclosed only in accordance with Pathema GX’s Notice of Privacy Practices (https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-practices/).

Security

Carefully choose, use, and save your passwords for any private access portion of this website. Pathema GX has no control over the use of passwords, and cannot tell whether someone else is accessing the Website under your password. As a result, you are solely responsible for any use of your password or other login information by you or any third party and Pathema GX has no responsibility or liability for any such use.

Third-Party Sites

Pathema GX has no liability for any third party website that you may access through this Website. When you access a third party website, please understand that it is independent of Pathema GX and that Pathema GX has no control over such third party website or its content.
In addition, Pathema GX does not endorse any third party whose website may be linked from this Website. Pathema GX does not and cannot ensure that the propriety, security or accuracy of any third party website and we encourage you to review the posted policies of any website that you visit.

Disputes, Choice of Law & Venue

These Website Terms of Use are a binding agreement between you and Pathema GX, entered into in the State of Texas, and governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, exclusive of its choice of law rules. Each party to these Website Terms of Use submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the County of Harris in the State of Texas and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
In any action to enforce these Website Terms of Use, Pathema GX will be entitled to all costs and attorney fees it incurs.
Notice may be given to you as a user of the Website by posting information to the Website. Notice may be given to Pathema GX only by delivery to Pathema GX, 250 Ed English Drive, Shenandoah, Texas 77385.
Entire Agreement
These Website Terms of Use, along with the Pathema GX’s Privacy Policy (https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-policy/ ) and Notice of Privacy Practices (https://www.pathemagx.com/privacy-practices/), constitute the entire agreement between Pathema GX and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof. If a court deems any provision of this Agreement unenforceable or invalid, then the court will modify such provision to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision enforceable and valid. Should such modification prove impossible or impracticable then the provision will be severed and the remaining terms of this Agreement interpreted and read to give them maximum enforceability.

Pathema GX

250 Ed English Drive, Suite E
Shenandoah, Texas 77385
281.645.0292
info@pathemagx.com

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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.