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Your Privacy is Our Promise.
Your DNA is destroyed after testing and your test results are securely encrypted to protect your privacy.
The Cheek Swab Test Kit is a simple and fast home-test that provides life-long insights regarding your unique, predicted response to medications commonly used to treat pain and mental health conditions (including cannabis/cannabinoids). The accompanying Personalized Insights™ report includes personalized recommendations for over 120 commonly used medications.
With a one-time purchase of the Inagene Personalized Insights™ Pharmacogenetic Test Cheek Swab Kit, you will receive a lifetime of insights designed to help you and your healthcare team optimize treatment for your pain and/or mental health condition(s) (based on the detection of specific genetic variants known to impact individual responses to commonly used medications.) On-line reports are automatically updated every 6 - 8 months at no additional charge, based on the availability of new pharmacogenetic data.
The Cheek Swab Kit includes:
1. Medical grade buccal cheek swab
2. Detailed instruction card
3. Unique activation code to register the sample on the secure Inagene portal to access your associated Personalized Insights™ report
4. Return Hazard bag
5. Prepaid return envelope with tracking notifications
The Personalized Insights Report includes:
1. Detailed, personalized pharmacogenetic recommendations for over 120 medications (including cannabis/cannabinoids)
2. Regular updates to online report/recommendations to reflect the most up-to-date medications and research
3. Full access to Inagene’s suite of resources (Via the "Toolkit" section of the Inagene Portal)
4. Secure sharing of your report between your healthcare team and yourself
Inagene tests for medications that are most commonly used for chronic pain and mental health conditions. Click the link below to see the full list of medications we test for, sorted by drug class. You’ll be able to switch between a medication’s generic name or associated brand name(s). If you are looking for a medication which does NOT appear on this list, it is because no actionable recommendations exist for that particular medication at this time (based on available pharmacogenetic research).
Step 1: Order your Inagene Personalized Insights™ Cheek Swab Kit online (order here), and receive it in the mail within 2 - 5 business days.
Step 2: Your kit has arrived! Follow the instructions enclosed to ensure you use the cheek swab kit as directed. Don’t forget to register your sample (using the unique 14 digit Kit-Code provided in your kit) at patients.inagene.com – a critical step to ensure you receive your Personalized Insights™ Report.
Step 3: Use the prepaid package provided to send your cheek swab sample back to the Inagene lab; simply drop it in the mailbox or at any Canada Post outlet. We will send you an email notification that we have received your sample at our lab, and another email when your results are ready to view through your secure Inagene account on the Portal (results are generally available within 7 days of receiving your sample at our lab). You can also track the status of your sample on the Inagene Portal.
Step 4: Your results are ready! See what your Personalized Insights™ Report has to say about which medications you should avoid, and which are likely to work best for you, along with detailed recommendations for each medication. Click here to see a sample of what the report looks like.
Step 5: Now that you have your results, share them with your doctor/health care team to discuss a personalized treatment strategy that works for you. Helpful tools and resources are provided in the Toolkit section of the Portal to facilitate sharing your results with members of your health care team.
Personalized Insights should be a basic part of our health care.
I have wasted hundreds of dollars on medications that didn't work for me.
If I had this test before receiving drug after drug I would not
have had to suffer through the endless side effects like I did.
Please make this available to everyone who needs it!
After taking the test, my doctor and I are now able to avoid certain medications
that we had been considering for me. Having the test results makes me feel
so much more secure because I know now I won’t have to suffer through medications
that I otherwise would have had to. I’m really glad you (Inagene) are doing this -
I know it will help a lot of people. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
who is trying different medications that don’t seem to be working.
This should be part of our health care! I have wasted hundreds of dollars on
pain meds that didn't work. If they did this test prior to giving me drug after
drug I would not have had to suffer through side effects.
If my doctor and I had this information 20 years ago many of the medicationsI have been prescribed
would not have been, and that time wouldn’t have been wasted suffering on a medication that wasn’t compatible
with my DNA when an alternative that was compatible could have been tried. The test helped us adjust the
dosage of my antidepressant, and gave us new antidepressant treatment options to try that are compatible with my DNA.
It has also already saved me money in experimenting with cannabis treatment because my doctor and I now know
what cannabinoids to try. With so much trial and error in prescribing antidepressants, not only will chronic pain and
mental health patients benefit with testing prior to being treated, but it will also benefit doctors, costs, and the environment.
If this pandemic is teaching us anything it is that we must move forward using the technology we have now!
The most important impact of the test results was giving me confidence
to talk to my healthcare providers about my current medication regiment.
I have solid evidence that backs up my feelings and experience.
Your Privacy is Our Promise.
At Inagene, we believe personalized medicine should never mean an invasion of privacy, and protecting the security of our clients' personal data is of paramount importance. Inagene operates in full compliance with all Canadian Data Protection regulations, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and all Provincial Privacy Legislation.
Inagene never shares or sells individuals' genetic data to third parties, and comprehensive physical, electronic and procedural safeguards are in place to protect against unauthorized use, access, alteration, duplication, destruction, disclosure, loss or theft of personal information. Additionally, Canadian legislation prevents any individuals or organizations from accessing your genetic test results without your permission.
Frequently Asked Questions
Inagene Personalized Insights™ is designed for anyone who is interested in understanding which drugs work best for their pain management. Personalized Insights™ is also useful for people interested in knowing whether cannabis is a good treatment option. Parents can also use this kit for their children and family members.
Yes. If you are a parent/guardian buying the kit on behalf of your child, you will need to set up the account under your name. If you are buying this on behalf of another adult, they will need a computer with internet access to register their kit and view their Personalized Insights™ report. Once registered, it is possible to print the report.
The Personalized Insights™ report is provided solely through a secure online web-based portal.
Unlike other genetic tests, Inagene Personalized Insights™ is uniquely focused on providing the most comprehensive test to support decisions related to pain management and related treatments. Personalized Insights™ also includes evaluation of cannabis options. We do not test for disease risk, nor ancestry, nor answer other general genetic questions. Inagene uses its own lab to process all results and does not subcontract to other labs.
Our Personalized Insights™ report offers guidance on which drugs work best for you, and which you should avoid, so you can manage your pain more effectively.
Depending on your insurer and health benefit plan, pharmacogenetic testing may be covered as an optional benefit, or reimbursed under your Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) for those who have this as part of their plan. If you will be submitting to your private insurance plan to have the cost of the test reimbursed, most insurers require that the test be ordered (by writing a prescription for the test) by a licensed prescriber (physician, nurse practicioner, or pharmacist who is licensed to prescribe medications.)