Counsyl Announces 250,000 Patients Screened and 14,000 Medical Professionals Served -- Changing The Way People Make Choices About Their Lives
Counsyl also announces it has raised
“We want to make it easy and affordable for people to get screened for a wide range of meaningful information that can have a real influence on their health,” said
New Inherited Cancer Screen
Research shows that five to 10 percent of cancers are inherited. Counsyl’s new BRCA1 and BRCA2 screen informs men and women if they have inherited a high risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancers. Counsyl provides advanced knowledge that gives people options to prepare, plan and do things to improve their health. For example, learning this vital information can help doctors identify patients who are at high risk for certain cancers. Doctors then can recommend more frequent, advanced screening than the average guidelines suggest. Counsyl’s offerings will soon include screens for other inherited cancers.
Holly T., a hairstylist and mother from
Advances to Family Prep Screen
Using sophisticated new sequencing technology, the
“You can take control of what you’ve been given and do something with it for the positive,” notes Jennifer B., a nurse and mother who learned that she and her husband were carriers of a severe disease, Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome, and chose specialized fertility treatments to have a healthy baby.
Launching Counsyl Complete Platform
In addition, the company is announcing Counsyl Complete, a platform for online communication of results between physicians and patients. Physicians who offer the Counsyl Complete service have access to a complete set of online tools to allow them to easily track, monitor and follow up with patients.
Through a private online account, physicians can give results directly to patients along with educational videos that explain the significance of the findings. Patients who have additional questions can schedule complimentary telephone counseling with an experienced medical professional from Counsyl during daytime, evening and weekend hours. Compared to the standard wait time of several weeks or months, physicians can now connect patients to a genetic counselor online and expect to receive written documentation following the call.
“In my opinion, Counsyl Complete holds the promise to revolutionize the way doctors and laboratories interact. This product is an innovation that is overdue and a welcome partnership that we hope will prove to be an asset to our practice and our patients," said
Counsyl integrates sophisticated technology with custom automation in its
“We are able to introduce new technology that allows us to process 10 times more samples per person than traditional molecular labs,” said Dr.
Counsyl uses custom-built robots to process blood and saliva samples working alongside Counsyl’s team of scientists and engineers to simultaneously analyze thousands of DNA samples with precision, accuracy and unparalleled efficiency.
When a sample reaches the laboratory, Counsyl’s robots use a unique barcode to identify and track the sample from start to finish. Robotic extraction and preparation of purified DNA ensures precision, which is a vital aspect of Counsyl’s ability to analyze thousands of samples each day. These robots are engineered from machines that are used for similarly precise procedures, like laser eye surgery.
“Our team of engineers can take raw medical data and turn it into a clear online report,” said
Counsyl Medical Professionals
Members of the Counsyl clinical team are certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and were recruited from top academic centers, including
How To Get Counsyl
Step 1: Request
Request Counsyl online at www.counsyl.com. Counsyl will contact your physician to obtain medical approval. If you are planning to use insurance, you can use the Counsyl price estimator to help calculate the cost.
Step 2: Register
Receive a registered kit in the mail, along with instructions for sample collection.
Step 3: Submit
Submit a saliva specimen in the plastic tube provided within each kit and send the sample back to Counsyl in a prepaid envelope.
Step 4: Learn
Get your results within two weeks, with an option to review your findings with a medical professional at Counsyl.
Pricing for Counsyl
Counsyl offers people an online price estimator that allows them to input their insurance information and receive a quote within seconds. This upfront pricing transparency allows people to know what the price will be before a test has been performed. Eligible patients typically pay between
Counsyl is a technology company that strives to give millions of men and women access to vital information about their bodies so they can confidently make choices about their lives. Counsyl integrates sophisticated technology with custom automation in its
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