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GeneCompass: The At-Home Preventative Genetic Test

What is GeneCompass and why should I order it?

GeneCompass is a patient-initiated, medical-grade genetic test that includes clinical support and is available at a competitive price point. It is the first genetic test of its kind: an affordable, holistic test for health and wellness with medical-grade accuracy. A product overview of the GeneCompass test can be found here and a full list of genes analyzed can be found here.

 

What if I do not have a family history of genetic disease?

Data suggests that many individuals with the genetic diseases have no known family history of the condition. This can happen for a variety of reasons and is why proactive testing can be beneficial for individuals that have no family history of genetic disease. Health risks, wellness variants, and drug response information can be identified and used to inform medical care of the individual tested, as well as family members.

 

How are my GeneCompass results reported?

Results will be made available in your health portal, as well as sent via the email provided during kit registration. Results include information on the variant(s) identified, diseases associated with the variant(s), and risk level. Your overall results will include a genetic risk level: high risk, moderate risk, low risk, typical risk, and protective risk. The risk level pertains to both the severity of the disease identified and the likelihood that an individual with a variant would develop the condition. A product overview of the GeneCompass test can be found here and a full list of genes analyzed can be found here.

 

How can I order a GeneCompass test? How much does the GeneCompass test cost? 

The GeneCompass test is $249 and includes 12 medical reports, 4 wellness reports, and drug response data for 200+ medications. [Order page linked here]

 

What is the general process of ordering the GeneCompass test?

Step 1. Online Patient Checkout: The patient orders the test online.

Step 2. At-Home Saliva Collection: Phosphorus provides We provide an easy-to-use saliva collection kit for at-home collection. It includes prepaid return shipping to our laboratory.

Step 3. Laboratory Analysis: Our proprietary DNA sequencing test is run over a 3-4 week period.

Step 4. Online Results Transmission: Results are available online through our HIPAA compliant and secure Health Portal.
Step 5. Follow-up Genetic Counseling. Genetic Counseling is provided free to all high-risk patients through a third-party genetic counseling company, DNA Ally. Patients with all other results can receive genetic counseling at a reduced rate.

 

How is clinical information organized on the GeneCompass report?

GeneCompass content is organized in 17 clinical areas: 12 health risk groups, 4 wellness groups, and 1 drug response group. Each clinical area is further broken down into sub-groups based on disease. A product overview of the GeneCompass test can be found here.

 

What can I do with the information I learn from the results of my GeneCompass test?

The conditions and traits analyzed on GeneCompass are selected based on having high clinical actionability so that individuals can take control of their health with this information. More information on specific genes and variants is provided in your genetic test report. Medical management can be coordinated in follow-up with a genetic counselor and your personal care team. 

 

What specimen type is needed for testing for GeneCompass?

2mL of saliva (about ½ a teaspoon) is required as a specimen for testing for GeneCompass.
Saliva samples are collected using the Genotek OGD-510 collection device included in the GeneCompass kit following the included instructions (also linked here).

 

I received an email that said my GeneCompass test sample failed to arrive at the lab within the viability window. What should I do?

When Phosphorus is unable to process the specimen, either because we did not receive it or it arrived spilled, we request that you send another sample for processing. Please contact support@phosphorus.com for more information.

 

How can I find out the status of my GeneCompass test? 

Online results will be made available through our HIPAA compliant and secure health portal. You can access your portal by signing up or logging in from the site linked here.

 

How long do GeneCompass test results take?

Results will be sent approximately 4 weeks after your sample is received by our lab.

 

Will I get a copy of my GeneCompass results?

Yes, you will receive information via email about how to access your results electronically once they are available.

 

I can’t get into my Phosphorus Health portal account, what do I do?

Please utilize the "forgot password" function on the health portal login page if you are having trouble logging into the portal. If you continue to have issues contact our customer service team either via email at support@phosphorus.com or call us at 855.746.7423 if you are having trouble logging in to the portal.