AGHI

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. ENROLL

Participants are being recruited through participating family medicine and primary care clinics. They are asked to donate a small blood sample and provide a brief family health history.

2. TEST

DNA, extracted from that sample, will be analyzed with genotype arrays for participants.

3. COUNSEL

All participants and their providers will receive a findings report. Participants who have actionable disease risk findings (predicted to be 1–3 percent of participants) have the option to receive genetic counseling and referrals to appropriate medical care. In addition, participants and their medical providers will receive a pharmacogenetics report that may inform how a participant may respond to certain medications. Participants and their providers have the option to receive a pharmacist consult to review results.

4. DISCOVER

Study data will create a statewide genomic database that could give researchers new insight into prevention and treatment of gene-related diseases. The AGHI also will help educate health providers statewide about genomic medicine and advance a genomics-ready population and health care workforce in Alabama.