What You Should Know:
– 23andMe, a genetic health and biopharmaceutical company launched Health Action Plan, a new digital tool for 23andMe+ members that draws on results from genetic reports, health history survey data, as well as blood and biomarker data to provide a uniquely tailored set of health recommendations out of hundreds of options.
– Health Action Plan is a helpful first step when it comes to prevention and early risk detection. It offers customers specific actions and next steps on their health journey.
– 23andMe reminds customers that they should not use Health Action Plan to replace a visit to their primary healthcare provider.
Each recommendation is evidence-based, and written and reviewed by a team of scientists, genetic counselors, and medical experts at 23andMe. The new digital tool draws on a customer’s genetic health reports and their self-reported health history. Together, this data helps inform tailored recommendations, prioritizing the most critical steps for an individual to take. The more information a customer provides, the more personalized their recommendations will become.
In addition to suggestions on altering activities like sleep, diet, and exercise, other recommendations include learning about potential new treatments or activities for conditions, as well as entering additional health data, like diagnoses or family history, to further personalize recommendations. Eligible customers may also receive recommendations for further clinical action, like getting a blood test, which can now be coordinated directly through 23andMe.
Testing managed through the 23andMe platform provides a fast and convenient way to order, pay, and schedule an appointment at a local lab, and receive results and a personalized clinical analysis in 3-5 business days.* The biomarker data, in addition to genetic data, can help identify possible health risks for individuals to take any necessary actions. Customers can also connect with a clinician to discuss their results.
**Blood testing through 23andMe is not available in NY, NJ, RI, OK, HI, PR