(December 1, 2022, Atlanta, GA, JNS Wire) The holiday season is fast-approaching and JScreen has your answer to the perfect heartfelt gift for loved ones—that of a healthy family. Show your friends and family members you truly care about them and their well-being by purchasing a JGift from the nonprofit JScreen.org. The recipient can use the coupon code provided on the JGift to cover the cost of genetic testing when they register for an at-home kit.
JScreen is a national public health initiative based out of Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Human Genetics. JScreen offers at-home reproductive genetic testing—ReproGEN—for hundreds of diseases like cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, and sickle cell disease that could impact a couple’s future children, as well as cancer genetic testing—CancerGEN—for more than 60 cancer susceptibility genes associated with hereditary risks for breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, skin, and many other cancers. The robust cancer testing panel includes genes that are actionable, meaning there is something that can be done to help prevent cancer if a person tests positive.
JScreen’s mission is saving lives through their comprehensive medical grade testing. Their genetic counselors are involved every step of the way, which is particularly important when a person receives their results. Every day the JScreen team is inspired by the healthy babies that are born and the people that can now take action to avoid a cancer diagnosis. As the JScreen team likes to say—“We are a small team with a huge footprint.”
“Your gift of a JScreen test is the gift that will give back for generations to come,” says Karen Arnovitz Grinzaid, MS, CGC, JScreen’s Executive Director and Assistant Professor of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine. “Give the gift of genetic screening to help ensure a healthy future for your friends and family!”
How do you purchase a JGift?
You can purchase one of three JGift options—the ReproGEN JGift; the CancerGEN JGift; or the ReproGEN + CancerGEN Combo JGift bundle. The recipient requests their screening kit(s) at JScreen.org, enters their JGift coupon code, and JScreen mails them their kit. They complete a simple saliva test in the comfort of their own home. Results are provided by licensed genetic counselors. It’s that simple!
How much does a JGift cost?
The ReproGEN JGift costs $149 and the CancerGEN JGift costs $199. A bundle can be purchased for $299.
JScreen is a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing genetic diseases and cancer populations. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative provides convenient at-home access to cutting-edge genetic testing technology, patient education, and genetic counseling services. JScreen believes that the combination of education, access to premier genetic screening technologies, and personalized, confidential support are the keys to preventing devastating diseases.
While both JScreen and direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies allow participants to screen from home, JScreen’s program is led by top medical professionals at an academic medical center and provides medical-grade testing that is used in doctors’ offices, as well as specialized genetic counseling follow-up by phone or videoconferencing.
To learn more about JGift options and to purchase a JGift for loved ones, visit https://www.jscreen.org/gift-a-test/.
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