Retirement living seniors typically have to travel to a doctor's office to get a checkup. Now, one company is looking to help individuals perform certain tests from the comfort of their own home.
Pathway Genomics, a genetic testing company, lets consumers swab their DNA and send it to their laboratory for testing. The samples are then analyzed to check for genetic predisposition to illnesses such as diabetes, breast cancer and heart disease.
"We're revolutionizing the way people access information about their genetics, and through thousands of convenient Walgreens locations, we're making it easier and more affordable than ever before to order a personalized genetic report," said Jim Plante, CEO of Pathway Genomics.
The kit, which contains a small saliva collection device, instructions, and a postage-paid envelope, sells for twenty to thirty dollars.
Retirement living seniors who purchase the kit should continue to attend their yearly physical.
According to Mount Auburn Health Connection, an annual visit to the doctor can lead to earlier diagnosis of certain diseases and prevent future problems from occurring.