BBS HIPAA Compliant Genetic Screening Portal
Genomic Medicine is based on The Human Genome Project, a 13-year, international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of genes that make up human DNA. It mapped all of the (20,000+) genes of the human body from both physical and functional standpoints. It remains the world’s largest collaborative biological project.
The future of Medicine is here with Genetic Testing. Predictive, Preventive Testing is designed to identify health risks before disease occurs so you can get targeted treatments and/or make nutritional and lifestyle changes for prevention and better outcomes. That’s why we designed the BBS MedTech Portal — to help you stay well!
Recently Medicare, Medicaid, and a growing number of commercial insurance providers have acknowledged the benefits of Genetic Testing because they realize it’s far less expensive to prevent disease than to cure it.
Now these tests are more readily available to you than ever before. Your insurance may even qualify for a “no-cost-to-the-consumer” predictive test. You owe it to yourself to find out. We will be adding more tests to our portal on a regular basis through a network of top genetic laboratories to facilitate the efficient and easy test-ordering process for your medical practitioner. So check back here often or subscribe to our (upcoming) periodic Newsletter.
Read the test descriptions below, then CLICK one of the blue buttons to see if you might qualify for the CGX and/or PGX test. You can also have your doctor, nurse practitioner or PA contact us directly for the best lab interface and service to save them time and money while helping you better.
There are over 2,000 Genetic Tests. The top 3 Genetic Tests available at no cost to qualified patients are PGX, CGX, and PAD.
PGX – (Pharmacogenetics) analyzes how different drugs interact in the body based on a person’s genetic makeup, and how the multiple medications being consumed interact with each other. Are you taking the right drug for your body chemistry for truly effective treatment? Under-dosing or overdosing? Or experiencing adverse reactions to a drug or adverse interactions among drugs? Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S.A. The PGX test is beneficial to essentially everyone, very important for anyone taking two or more medications. It helps your doctor personalize your treatment, determining what’s best for you “from the inside out,” not just an educated guess from symptoms.
CGX – (Cancer) is a genetic test for risk factors based on personal and family cancer histories. Cancer is the #2 disease-killer in the U.S.A., and one-in-two men and one-in-three women will develop it in their lifetime. Early awareness is key to prevention. The CGX test provides dramatic benefit to families for both current and future generations. Once people understand the potential risk factors, they can make basic lifestyle changes that will affect not only their lives, but also the futures of their children and grandchildren.
PAD – (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Dementia) genetic testing has just been approved for qualified Medicare patients in 2019. Slowness in thinking, loss of memory, decreased attention span, difficulty finding words, and/or tremors are symptoms feared by millions. While there is no known cure for these diseases, research and clinical evidence strongly suggest that early awareness of potential risk factors can help you avoid these dread neurodegenerative diseases.
Select a link below to find if you qualify for a no-cost (to you) screening. Your information is secure on this HIPAA-Compliant Health Portal and will not be shared with anyone other than (1) the qualified Healthcare Professional responsible for determining your medical necessity for the test and (2) the Laboratory most appropriate to perform your test. The results of your test will only be shared with your Healthcare Professional (primary physician or qualified Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant).
What Is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies inherited or mutational changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition , or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. More than 2,000 genetic tests are currently in use and more are being developed.
Several methods can be used for genetic testing:
- Molecular genetic tests (or gene tests) study single genes or short lengths of DNA to identify variations or mutations that lead to a genetic disorder.
- Chromosomal genetic tests analyze whole chromosomes or long lengths of DNA to see if there are large genetic changes, such as an extra copy of a chromosome, that cause a genetic condition.
- Biochemical genetic tests study the amount or activity level of proteins; abnormalities in either can indicate changes to the DNA that result in a genetic disorder.
Should you test? Consider testing if:
- You are currently taking 2 or more prescribed medications.
- You have cancer or a family history of cancer.
- You have a family history of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or Dementia.
Genetic testing is voluntary. Because testing has benefits as well as limitations and risks, the decision about whether to be tested is a personal and complex one. A geneticist or genetic counselor can help by providing information about the pros and cons of the test and discussing the social and emotional aspects of testing.
Many cancers are thought to be related to gene mutations that are inherited or passed down through the family. Having an inherited genetic mutation does not mean you will get cancer. It means you are at a higher risk for developing a certain type or types of cancer and should take preventative measures. The test is a simple “mouth swab” test that can help Scientists predict the degree of likelihood that a person will develop cancer in his or her lifetime.
You Should Consider Genetic Testing For Cancer If:
- You have several first – degree relatives (mother, father, sisters, brothers, even yourself) with cancer.
- Or, if any relatives on one side of your family have had the same type of cancer (including yourself).
- Or, if a family member has more than 1 type of cancer.
- Or, if family members have had cancer at a younger age than normal for that type of cancer.
- If a cluster of cancers in your family are known to be linked to a single gene mutation (such as breast, ovarian, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers).