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How does the process work?

If you would like to participate in the Insight Genome and get a picture of your genomic health, the first step is to call the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine 256.327.9640.

Insight Genome – How it works

At the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine, a physician will order the whole genome sequencing and pharmacogenomics tests and blood and saliva samples will be taken. Once you are established as a patient, the next step is to set up a patient account on Genome Gateway, which is an online software tool developed specifically for the practice of genomic medicine.Through Genome Gateway, patients can input their personal health information, family history, and the medical conditions in which they are most interested. Additionally, Genome Gateway will deliver educational materials about whole genome sequencing and the Insight Genome.

When the clinical test results are complete, you will be asked to return to the Smith Family Clinic where the test results will be discussed with a physician and/or genetic counselors at the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine.