The Genomic DNA Test
Your health is important to us. Many things determine your health. One important factor is your genetics. Understanding any differences in your DNA can provide valuable health information to guide your health care. We are offering the Genomic DNA Test so that you and your health care providers may know and use the information in your genes to inform your health care.
Watch the short overview video and read the information documents to learn more.
Test Information for Patients
Please read these downloadable PDF documents for more information about the Genomic DNA Test. Cost and eligibility are addressed in both the brochure and the FAQ document.
- Patient Brochure
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Genes Tested
- Informed Consent Form
- Next Steps (after provider orders test)
Saliva Sample Option: If your provider orders your test during a phone or video visit, you may ask for a saliva (spit) collection kit to be mailed to you instead of getting your blood drawn. You will collect the sample at home and ship it back. Note that certain future test parts (pharmacogenomics) may not be available when using saliva instead of blood. The following links describe collecting saliva at home and then shipping it using a pre-paid shipping label.
- Next Steps (after provider orders test): Saliva Sample
- Saliva Collection Video Instructions
- Saliva Kit Instruction Card (this will be in the kit when it arrives)
- Saliva Sample Tips and Tricks
Primary Care sites and providers currently offering the test
We are increasing the number of locations and primary care providers who are offering the test stepwise. Here are the practices and providers who can offer the test now.
Sites: UVM Family Medicine at South Burlington, Colchester, and Milton
The Genomic Medicine Resource Center
The Genomic Medicine Resource Center at the University of Vermont Medical Center provides key services to patients and providers across the Health Network to support the effectiveness of The Genomic DNA Test. It is staffed by a Clinical Geneticist, a Molecular Pathologist, and Genetic Counselors. There is no cost for the services listed when related to the Genomic DNA Test. Learn more about Genetic Counseling here.
- Answer your questions before you agree to be tested
- Pre-test genetic counseling (what you should know before getting the test)
- Questions relating to your family health history and the test
- Genetic counseling after receiving your test results
- Support providers with education about testing and individual results
There are several ways to interact with the Genetics professionals at the Genomic Medicine Resource Center. Genetic counseling sessions can be done in-person (except during Covid-19 restrictions), by telephone, or by secure video chat (Zoom). The Resource Center is typically staffed from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays, except holidays. During Covid-19 distancing restrictions, please use email, or leave a voice mail and include your phone number, and we'll get back to you soon.
- Email: DNAtestuvmhealth [dot] org
- Telephone: 802-847-8135. Please leave us a voice mail if not answered.
While The Genomic DNA Test is a clinical test, your genomic information and your health information can combine to help researchers unravel genetic connections to disease. You can choose to participate in health research involving genomic information, whether or not you have the Genomic DNA Test.
LunaDNA™ is a novel online system that serves a community of people who would like to help researchers while maintaining control of their personal information. UVM Health Network has partnered with LunaDNA to support future research opportunities that may be offered to Genomic DNA Test recipients and others. Download the LunaDNA flier or go to the LunaDNA website to learn more and sign up to participate.
Testing Status as of April 30, 2020
- Number of patients tested: 61