Who should get the test?
Adult patients (ages 18+) would benefit from the test, particularly those with a family history of cancer and/or cardiac conditions, or patients with an unknown family history.
How do I get the test?
This test will be offered in select NorthShore primary care offices as far north as Gurnee and as far south as Lincolnwood. At this time, the test is only being offered during annual physical appointments for new and existing patients at these locations. If you have other questions regarding eligibility, please call 847.570.GENE (4363).
How it works
Complete online consent form
To participate in this program, you will be asked to review and sign an online consent form that describes the genetic test and information about privacy.
Your physician will place an order for this test during your appointment. You may ask any questions you have during this visit.
Simple blood draw
After you have received your ordered and completed the testing consent form on NorthShoreConnect, you will need to visit a NorthShore lab to have a blood sample collected.
Create your Color account
An email will be sent to you explaining how to create a user account on Color’s website. Your Color account will allow you to track the status of your test, access genetic counselors, and learn more about your ancestry and other traits. Creation of a Color account is required in order to access your discovery traits.
Receive your results
Results are typically available in 3 - 4 weeks after you create your Color account. You will receive an email from NorthShoreConnect when your clinical results are available along with instructions on how to access them via NorthShoreConnect. Your discovery traits will be available on Color’s website.
Create a plan with your doctor
Based on your results, your doctor can help you build a personalized screening plan based on national guidelines and recommendations.