We’re proud to announce our strategic partnership with Genome Medical®, the first and only nationwide telegenomics practice to deliver seamless genetic expertise in clinical care. LunaDNA™ members across the United States can access a network of clinical genomic specialists – including medical geneticists, genetic counselors, pharmacists, and primary care doctors – to better understand their health and DNA information.
Genome Medical’s board-certified genetic specialists are equipped to discuss your health risks based on family history, identify the appropriate test for your health questions, and provide guidance on treatment and long-term care for an existing diagnosis. Individuals who have purchased at-home consumer DNA testing kits, like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, may be interested in speaking with a Genome Medical specialist about new or unanswered questions including whether additional genetic testing is appropriate.
“We are always exploring new ways to support health discovery, both for one’s personal well-being as well as more broadly through privacy-protected individual data sharing to advance science,” said Dawn Barry, president and co-founder at LunaPBC™. “When individuals have virtual, on-demand access to genetic experts, wellness assessments, and screenings, they can build knowledge for their own health. When they share their health data and insights to advance science, they support the collective health. We are excited to support both”.
This partnership unites LunaPBC and Genome Medical’s shared mission of bringing the power of genetics to health and quality of life, clearly and easily.
How It Works
Step One: Attend a Consultation
A genetic counselor will review a member’s and their family’s health history and determine if genetic testing is right for them. If they already have genetic test results, a genetic counselor can review those results and answer any clinical questions they may have.
Step Two: Take a Genetic Test
If appropriate, Genome Medical can order a genetic test and help with submitting samples. Results are typically available within one to three weeks.
Step Three: Review Results with a Genetic Counselor
Because genetic test results can be complex, a genetic counselor will help interpret results and guide members on how to apply learnings into daily life.
Step Four: Integrate What You’ve Learned
Genetic counselors will create a personalized action plan for members to leverage learnings and share with their doctor.
Education Is Power
As genetic information becomes more accessible and available, innovative health systems and hospitals are creating health programs for the communities they serve. These new programs add dimension to medical systems’ understanding of health issues across various populations.
When LunaDNA members meet with a genetic specialist, participate in genetic testing, and have their unique genetic information on hand, they can collaborate with their doctors on personalized strategies that take into consideration their individual health risks.
To participate in Genome Medical’s genetic consultation through LunaDNA, become a member at lunadna.com.
About Genome Medical – Genome Medical is a national telegenomics technology, services and strategy company bringing genomic medicine to everyday care. Through our nationwide network of genetic specialists and efficient Genome Care DeliveryTM technology platform, we provide expert virtual genetic care for individuals and their families to improve health and well-being. We also help health care providers and their patients navigate the rapidly expanding field of genetics and utilize test results to understand the risk for disease, accelerate disease diagnosis, make informed treatment decisions and lower the cost of care. We are shepherding in a new era of genomic medicine by creating easy, efficient access to top genetic experts. Genome Medical is headquartered in South San Francisco. To learn more, visit www.genomemedical.com and follow @GenomeMed.
About LunaPBC – Public Benefit Corporation, LunaPBC, is a private investor-owned company founded in November 2017. It is chartered to drive societal value through the aggregation and organization of genomic and health data at a scale and diversity rich enough to solve today’s greatest health challenges. LunaPBC founded LunaDNA, the first people-powered, community-owned data sharing platform. The LunaPBC team, investors, and advisors are renowned in the patient-advocacy, health, and science fields, including several former chief executives of Illumina, industry academics, and financial executives. For more information visit www.lunadna.com and follow @LunaDNA_.