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 your results, you should never make medical decisions on your own. Results do not act as a clinical diagnosis. We understand that you’re eager to learn more about yourself, but the internet is not a diagnostic imaging tool, and your mobile device is not a doctor. Before making any adjustments to your lifestyle, it’s vital to be as informed as possible. Your detailed pharmacogenetic test report is intended for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice.

We want to ensure that you review your actionable results with a genetic counselor so that you do not become misinformed before, or after learning how your body processes medication. We recommend talking with your doctor first in regards to your outcomes. However, it sometimes becomes apparent that your physician may only have a basic knowledge of genetics.

If you are interested in learning more about your genetic test or you do not wish to discuss results with your primary care provider, we can help. Genetic Counselors are a credible resource who can teach you about the different types of testing available, why you should see a genetic counselor, and how you should prepare for a visit.

It is of significant importance that you speak with a genetic counselor because they can accurately interpret your results. They can also help you and your family members, understand what they mean for their future outcomes. A genetic counselor can explain the cause when ibuprofen works for your mom, but not for you. They can also advise you on the proper steps to take toward prevention, management, and treatment.

 

Genetic Privacy

Your genetics are personal – because they make you what you are, and your privacy is paramount to us GINA stands for the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. In 2008, this federal law was introduced to protect individuals against genetic discrimination through health insurance and employment. It mandates that GINA prevents employers from making job-related decisions, such as promotions, or salary, based on genetic information. It also protects the genetic information disclosed to a person when seeking genetic testing or taking part in a research study. Privy Health guarantees that your genetic data is, nor will ever be, shared or sold to third party marketers, researchers, or employers.

At Privy, we encourage you to be as informed as possible to empower your health. Our customer support is available 24/7 to answer all your inquiries. Please call us, send us an email, or get in touch directly with our Live Chat

*The Privy Health Medication Insight is not intended to diagnose any disease or determine your current state of health. This information should not be used to make medical decisions, and this test is not a substitute for visits to a healthcare professional. Results should be followed-up and confirmed in a clinical setting before taking any medical action. Do not make any adjustments based on your report unless consulting with a healthcare provider.