Allelica Ancestry-Specific Polygenic Risk Score Tests for Common Diseases
Allelica now offers ancestry-specific polygenic risk score (PRS) analysis for coronary artery disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease as lab-developed tests in partnership with Clinical Enterprise, a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory located in Framingham, Massachusetts. These can be ordered as standalone single-PRS tests or as panels with multiple PRSs. Allelica plans to include more diseases across cardiology, oncology, and women's health in future offerings. DNA from patient saliva forms the input for a microarray genotyping analysis carried out by Clinical Enterprise. The output of that analysis feeds into Allelica's platform, which calculates ancestry-specific PRSs and generates clinical-grade reports via proprietary algorithms. Reports are also available as a white-label package, delivered to providers through a secure portal or through integration with electronic medical records.