Color's Hereditary Heart Health Test Uses DNA Sampling

 - Mar 21, 2018
References: color & gizmodo
Rapid developments in genetic testing have paved the way for companies to offer at-home kits, and Color's new Hereditary Heart Health Test is one of the latest products to move beyond pure genealogy and into people's current health and potential risks for the future. The doctor-ordered test assays the presence of several different genes that have been found to factor into hereditary heart problems like cardiac arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, and arteriopathy.

23andMe, another public genetic testing company, recently made news for releasing an at-home, OTC test for risk of breast cancer, but the Hereditary Heart Health Test differs in crucial aspects. For one, even though patients carry out Color's test on their own while at home, it needs to be ordered by a doctor. The idea is that patients and doctors will work together to come up with early action plans should the test reveal various genetic predispositions.