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Swab Instructions

Taking a Privy Health Insight genetic test at home is easy! Follow along with the video instructions below for administering white swabs (dry), and blue swabs (wet) to collect your saliva sample in the comfort of your home. Click play below to watch the video.

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What’s Next?

What’s Next?

You’re on the right track!  Now that you’ve successfully registered your Medication Insight kit, you’ll need to know what to do next. Your pharmacogenetic test will be arriving shortly, and you should be excited about what you’re going to discover.  Upon receiving...

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How Pharmacogenetic (PGX) Testing Benefits You

How Pharmacogenetic (PGX) Testing Benefits You

Ever wonder where the anecdote "take two of these and call me in the morning," come from?  Each and every person has a unique genetic profile that affects how they metabolize different medications.  So that follow-up with the prescribing physician is actually to...

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CGX Screening for Melanoma

CGX Screening for Melanoma

Melanoma is the most severe type of skin cancer. It only accounts for about one percent of all skin cancer types - there is four total - but it is responsible for a large quantity of skin cancer fatalities. Approximately 10 percent of patients with this condition have...

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Lynch Syndrome and Cancer Genetic Testing (CGX)

Lynch Syndrome and Cancer Genetic Testing (CGX)

As human beings, we tend to fear the unknown or unfamiliar. Getting a diagnosis can be terrifying, and the need for invasive treatment procedures such as chemotherapy can take an extra toll on one’s mental health. Have you developed heightened levels of anxiety due to...

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Significance of CGX Screening for Breast Cancer

Significance of CGX Screening for Breast Cancer

Are you worried that breast cancer has found its way into your family? The good news is that most cases are not the cause of inherited genetic factors. Instead, breast cancer is associated with gene mutations in breast cells that acquire over a person’s lifetime. ...

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How Privy Health Insight Compares to Others

How Privy Health Insight Compares to Others

At-home DNA test kits have become massively popular to gain a better understanding of your ancestry background, traits, and health status. At Privy Health, we believe that the best vision is insight. That is why we offer a collection of non-invasive screenings that...

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The Importance of PGX in Mental Health Care

The Importance of PGX in Mental Health Care

Medications used for treating mental health disorders work differently for different people. Some may achieve premium results and only need them for a short time, while others may tend to struggle and endure countless trials and error to find the proper drug and...

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The Power of Pharmacogenetics

The Power of Pharmacogenetics

Have you ever stopped taking prescribed medication because it made you feel unpleasant? Did you avoid medicine due to the fear of implied side effects? Do you take too many medications to the point where you feel immune to their response? If this sounds like you, the...

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What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

What is Pharmacogenomic Testing?

Pharmacogenetics or pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes play a role in the body's response to particular medications. Genes, which are segments of DNA inherited from your parents, contain information that dictates some of your unique traits, such as eye color,...

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Sharks, Genetics, and a Cure for Cancer

Sharks, Genetics, and a Cure for Cancer

The ocean's most vicious predator may soon hold the cure to one of man’s most vicious predators - cancer. It may sound like something out of a low-budget sci-fi movie, but researchers at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) have made some fascinating discoveries. The...

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