JScreen FAQs: Questions About Genetic Testing
There is also a very small chance that testing will indicate that you may be at risk for developing symptoms of a genetic condition. Some, but not all, of these conditions are treatable. If this happens, JScreen will help identify specialists in your area to address these health concerns.
If you and your partner are considering screening, but only want one person to be screened, we suggest women have the screening done so they can be tested for Fragile X.
If you are interested in cancer genetic counseling and testing, visit www.findageneticcounselor.com to find a genetic counselor in your area.
For people living in the metro-Atlanta area, JScreen is currently enrolling participants for a research study which includes BRCA testing. For more information click here.
The JScreen staff can send a representative to give a presentation at an event or meeting in your community. Email us at [email protected] about organizing an event in your area.
About the Test
There are 4 easy steps to obtaining a kit from JScreen:
Request a kit from JScreenorg. We will contact your physician to obtain medical approval.
Step 2: Register
Receive a JScreen kit in the mail, along with instructions for collecting your sample.
Step 3: Submit
Use the kit to send a saliva specimen to the laboratory in a prepaid envelope.
Step 4: Results
In roughly three weeks, you will be contacted by our clinical team when your results are complete.
Eligibility: Who is eligible for genetic testing with JScreen
Please note that Fragile X syndrome screening is only performed on women. As a result, we recommend that women always be screened, regardless of ethnicity.