DNA Testing at Home provides a unique opportunity to patients who need to be tested. As the cost of healthcare continues to increase, more people are finding that they cannot afford the high medical costs associated with hospital stays, and have become less healthy as a result. The average American spends nearly $15000 on healthcare each year.
DNA testing at home offers a simple and low cost solution to many chronic conditions that affect people every day, but many of them are not considered serious enough to warrant the costs associated with hospital care. For example, many women find that they need frequent doctor visits for various conditions. As many of these conditions are diagnosed after a series of doctor visits, the cost of these visits can often exceed the cost of a hospital stay, especially when the doctor visits do not include an overnight stay. This is where DNA testing at home can offer an answer.
DNA testing at home is simple and noninvasive, requiring minimal time and money out of pocket. It is also less invasive than having the procedure done in a hospital, and there is no danger of infection, or the need for any anesthesia. The process itself takes only a few minutes and is completely confidential. With a single test, the patient can get the results back quickly and accurately, allowing them to make decisions about whether or not they want the test done.
In order to get DNA testing at home, the patient should first decide what type of test they are seeking. They will then be asked to provide the results in writing, and have it sent through the mail to the laboratory for review.
Once the DNA test is received from the laboratory, the lab will compare the samples with those of other patients in the system and determine which results best match up with the patient, and the patient’s health care insurance plan. If the patient has an existing condition, this data will be used to determine which tests they should conduct. It could mean that the patient gets a lower co-payment or more expensive co-pay, or that they will qualify for a discount or additional coverage. The insurance company can even offer special discounts or benefits for people who may be able to save money by simply getting tests.
With the information received from the tests, the homecare nursing staff will send the data to the client via email or contact the person who requested the testing directly. Once the test is received, the home care nurse can then schedule an appointment with the client to have their DNA test at home performed. Once the test is complete and ready, the client will meet with the patient, schedule an appointment for follow up care, and receive a detailed report from the home care nurse detailing all results.