New Clinical Genetic Test Results May Be Available To You soonMay 24, 2023
We are so grateful for your continued participation in the biobank. We now have over 220,000 participants.
What's new: The biobank recently added four new genes to its testing of participants' samples. These new genetic results are related to how drugs work in the body and include some:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - used for pain relief
- Drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis
- Anti-seizure drugs
- Cholesterol lowering medications
- Medicines used in the treatment of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and other conditions
Why it’s important: These results may be used by your provider or health care team to impact screening, diagnosis, or treatment decisions. If your body breaks down a medicine too quickly or too slowly, this may cause the medicine to not work as well, or it may cause side effects. Your results can help your doctor choose a certain medicine or a certain dose of medicine that is right for you.
Who will receive results: Results may be returned to participants who have had their sample processed and who have consented to receive their results. Participants who have previously received results from the biobank may be recontacted with new results from the additional genes we are testing.
Should these biobank results become available for you, we will send a My Health Connection notification indicating you have a new test result. The date of the result will be the same as when your sample was collected, which may have been several months or years ago. If you have trouble locating your results, follow these steps or contact us for further assistance.
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