Genetic Screening

Genetic Screening

Genetic Testing Options

What is Genomic Medicine?

Genetics helps individuals and families learn more about how conditions are inherited in families, what screenings and testing options are available, and what treatments may be available for some genetic conditions.

Genomic medicine is the study of our genes (DNA) and their interactions with our health. Each person has a unique set of DNA, which is why Renown believes that we should use a person’s biological information to help personalize and improve care to achieve better health outcomes.

The Importance of Genetic Research

Genetic research helps us better understand medical conditions, the progression of disease, how people may metabolize medications, lead to future treatments, and more. It is also important to have representation from all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds so the research encompasses a diverse population. This diversity helps ensure the research we do is reflective of everyone.

Learn About Some of Your Genetic
Risks at No-Cost

Renown Health offers no-cost genetic screening for Nevadans to help providers develop care plans based on genetic risk factors. This study from Renown, called the Healthy Nevada Project, screens for CDC Tier 1 conditions related to breast and ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, and heart disease. As an added benefit, participants in the study receive ancestry information.

Genetic Testing Options

There are two options for participating in genetic testing with the Renown Institute for Health Innovation.

1. Schedule Appointment in MyChart

In MyChart, select Menu, then Schedule Appointment. Next, scroll down to Research Appointment – Genetic Screening to get started.

Book Screening Via MyChart

2. At-Home Test Kit

Prefer to participate from the comfort of your home? Read and sign the electronic consent form to get started. Once submitted, a DNA test kit from Helix will arrive in 1-2 weeks. Follow the instructions from Helix to register your kit, provide your saliva sample, then return it to Helix in the prepaid return box.

Sign Consent Form to Begin

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