NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pathway Genomics said today that OptumHealth Allies will offer its members a 20 percent discount for Pathway's Health and Ancestry genetic testing services.
OptumHealth is a discount program that offers its members savings between 10 percent and 50 percent on a variety of health- and wellness-related products and services, the company said.
The deal with Pathway Genomics will enable OptumHealth’s members to use the Pathway's testing service, which provides information about ancestry, risks for health conditions, prescription drug-responses, and carrier status.
“This partnership comes at a time when the research community is making significant progress in discovering genes linked to chronic health conditions such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity,” Pathway Genomics CSO David Becker said in statement.
Because between 60 and 90 percent of chronic health conditions are preventable, Becker said, such genetic tests help “individuals make informed decisions that can improve their health and wellness.”
San Diego-based Pathway Genomics’ personal genetics tests start at $199, the company said.