Hereditary Cancer Testing Through Information is Power
Information is Power, offered by HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in collaboration with kailŌs geneticsTM, has provided free or reduced-cost hereditary cancer risk testing to the Northern Alabama community since 2015. Information is Power uses the ExpedioTM Hereditary Cancer Screening Service to review 28 genes for genetic mutations that may increase your risk for cancer. You have been directed to this page because you’ve received a code to claim your Information is Power test free of charge.
Sample collection is easy and painless. Simply rub the inside of your cheek
with the sterile swab included in the collection kit and mail the swabs
to kailŌs genetics in the provided envelope. Results are released
to you and your physician within two weeks of sample receipt.
Each genetic variation screened has scientific evidence supporting an increased risk associated with breast, endocrine, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, hematologic, nervous system, soft tissue, bone, and skin cancers.
Add the Information is Power test (Expedio™ Hereditary Cancer Risk Test) to your cart using the button below. You will automatically be redirected to your cart. Enter your unique coupon code into the “Coupon code” box and click “Apply coupon”. Your discount will be applied to your total.
Gain a Better Understanding of Your Hereditary Cancer Risk
While your job and health insurance are federally protected against discrimination due to your genetic makeup (GINA), there currently are no such protections for life and long term care insurances. Your results could have ramifications in other areas of your life and the decision to have the testing should be made after careful consideration.
Kailos Genetics, in collaboration with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, wants to help the people in our community live longer, healthier lives. We created the Information is Power campaign to empower our friends, neighbors, and family in northern Alabama with hereditary cancer risk information that can facilitate earlier cancer detection and treatment.
Taking the test is as simple as rubbing a cotton swab across the inside of your cheek--there are no blood draws or needles involved. Simply mail the cotton swabs back to us using the prepaid envelope and your testing results will be available within ten days of sample receipt.
You can contact us directly with any inquiries.
The Expedio™ Hereditary Cancer Testing Service assesses whether or not you are at an increased risk of developing cancer due to inherited changes in your genes. Our test provides your physician with specific information about your genes that can provide great insight into healthcare decisions, such as enhanced screenings, treatments and preventative measures, that may greatly affect your future health and quality of life.
Your physician will receive your results approximately two days before you do, providing them an opportunity to review your test results ahead of time. If a genetic variation is found, your physician will discuss your options with you. You may also be contacted by or referred to a certified genetic counselor to discuss what your genetic variation may mean for your health.