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HEALTH CARE PROVIDER: Healthy Nevada Project

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Posted at 1:17 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 17:31:30-05

The Healthy Nevada Project will be participating in the Live Well Health Fair on March 21 at Boulevard Mall.

WHO WE ARE

The Healthy Nevada Project is a population health study. Our goal is to understand factors that determine health outcomes—one of these factors is your genetics. We hope to learn how your genetics impact your personal health trajectory and use this information to help you make better decisions about your health. Click here for detailed information.

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WHAT WE WILL PROVIDE

No insurance information required. The Healthy Nevada Project offers no-cost genetic testing.

You can enter the study at no cost. If we find any genetic variants with increased health risk in your DNA, you will be provided genetic counseling at no cost and you will be referred to your primary care provider.

Any follow-up care or treatment by your primary care provider will be charged to your health insurance and you, in the same way any other healthcare is charged.

Available to Nevada residents over the age of 18 years with a valid, personal email address and a password (an email which is not shared with anyone and is not a work email address).

On average, the testing appointment takes about 20 minutes.

We ask that you don’t eat or drink anything for at least 30 minutes prior to testing. This includes water, chewing gum, smoking, using tobacco products or even taking a cough drop!

You will be asked to provide a saliva sample. In other words, you will be asked to spit into a tube until you produce a certain amount of saliva. Your DNA will be extracted from your saliva sample.

LINKS AND SOCIAL HANDLES

Website: HealthyNV.org [healthynv.org]
Twitter: @HealthyNV
Instagram: @HealthyNVProject
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyNV/