Proactive Genetic Screening Find a Location Find a Doctor Genetics Genetics Center for Precision Medicine and Genomic Health Hereditary Cancer Program BRCA Testing Preconception and Perinatal Genetic Services Carrier Status Screening Proactive Genetic Screening Proactive Genetic Screening Is It For You? St. Elizabeth Healthcare is committed to improving your health in any way we can. We now offer a Proactive Genetic Screening to individuals who are interested in accurate, actionable information about their risk for certain cancer and cardiac conditions. This physician-ordered screening is quick, painless and affordable. What Can The Screening Find? About one in 20 people carry a serious health-related genetic risk. The Proactive Genetic Screening includes more than 130 different genes and determines if a patient is at risk for dozens of inherited conditions, including: Cancer Breast cancer Colorectal cancer Cutaneous melanoma Gastric cancer Ovarian cancer Pancreatic cancer Renal cell cancer Thyroid cancer Cardiovascular Aortopathies Arrhythmias Cardiomyopathies Genetic forms of high blood pressure and high cholesterol Thrombophilia The screening does not detect the presence of a disease; it can determine if you are at an increased risk for the disease based on your genetic screening results. Not everyone with a genetic risk factor will develop the disease. If you’re found to be at higher risk, you may choose to take proactive measures to prevent the disease. Your healthcare team can use the Proactive Genetic Screening results to create a personalized, preventive medical plan of action. Contact Us For more information about the Proactive Genetic Screening offered at St. Elizabeth, please call the Genetics department at 859-301-GENE (4363). What is Proactive Genetic Screening? Fox 19’s Dan Wells visited St. Elizabeth to complete a Proactive Genetic Screening. Watch his experience and results reveal. Watch Here How Does The Proactive Genetic Screening Work? Proactive Genetic Screening begins with a meeting with a licensed genetic counselor to review your personal and family health history. The screening is then tailored to you, and a simple blood or saliva sample is drawn. In most instances, a saliva sample collection kit is sent to your home. If it is determined that you are a candidate for more extensive clinical genetic testing based on your family history, alternative testing options will be discussed at your genetic counseling visit. In four to six weeks, you will be notified of the results. If necessary, you will have an opportunity to make a follow-up appointment. *If your test results indicate that you need additional medical attention, St. Elizabeth will provide recommendations to share with your health providers. What Does The Proactive Genetic Screening Cost? The cost of the Proactive Genetic Screening is $395. Cost includes an initial genetic counseling visit, coordination of Proactive Genetic Screening, coordination of Carrier Status Screening and results disclosure. Individuals with a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) can use these funds to pay for the cost of the screening.