Understanding your Kailos report
Your Kailos test results will be ready 10 - 14 business days after you mail back your swab. You will be notified by e-mail and your results will be available on a private, secure website. Your results will include:
- Your Kailos Report (a version of your report will also be sent to your doctor)
- Your Patient Card
Your Kailos report will tell you and your doctor which types of genes you have, and help you understand what that means for your health. Your Patient Card is a convenient card that you can carry with you and have on hand in case of an emergency, or doctors’ request. It will provide a link to a personalized website so you can quickly and easily share your results with important doctors who may need to know about your genes in order to make important decisions about your health.
Here are some of the things you will learn from your Kailos report:
- What you are being tested for
- Which types of genes you have, also known as your genotype
- What the results mean, for example:
- What is the risk of passing on a genetic disease to your children
- How you might respond to certain medicines (you may want to talk to your doctor about changing your prescription or doing more tests)
- What other Kailos tests you could take to learn more
Your Kailos report will tell you and your doctor which types of genes you have, and help you understand what that means for your health.
What your Kailos report will not tell you
Genetic tests will not tell you if you have a disease or medical condition. Your Kailos report does not diagnose or treat any disease. It tells you the types of genes you have, which can tell you your risk (likelihood) of getting a disease or having complications from certain medicines. That’s why it’s important to discuss your results with your doctor.
For example, if your Kailos report shows you have a higher risk for getting a certain disease or having complications from your medicine, you could feel anxious or upset. You may want to stop taking your medicine - but don’t! It’s important to continue taking your medicine as your doctor prescribes. Talk with your doctor before making any changes to your medicine.
Your Kailos report might also tell you that you have a lower risk for a certain disease or condition. That doesn’t mean you are “safe” from getting that disease.
Just because you have a risk for something does not mean it will happen. Your doctor is the best person to talk to about your test results. Together you can make smart decisions to better manage your health.
Help is available if you need it. Just call 1-866-833-6865 toll-free to speak with a Kailos test consultant about your test results.