Calcilytix Therapeutics and Genome Medical are here to help you through your genetics journey

Calcilytix Therapeutics (a BridgeBio Company) has partnered with Genome Medical to provide no-cost genetic counseling services and genetic testing for people who have non-surgical hypoparathyroidism or hypocalcemia that may have a genetic cause.

Program Details

This program provides genetic counseling and testing, including education about the genetic causes of hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. The genetic testing program supports clinical management, enabling people living with these diseases and their healthcare providers to make more informed decisions about their health.

You are eligible for this program if you:

  • Live in the US
  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have any of:
    • A diagnosis of non-surgical/idiopathic hypoparathyroidism OR
    • Hypocalcemia suspected to be of genetic cause OR
    • A relative with a diagnosis of genetic hypoparathyroidism

Schedule An Appointment

Schedule an appointment to start working with a certified genetic counselor and get expert guidance on your genetic testing options, all from the comfort of your own home.

Appointments are available in less than one week and are delivered via a 30-60 minute phone call.

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Expertise You Can Trust

Genome Medical is the country’s leading telehealth genetics care delivery company, making genetics care accessible for patients. Our clinical team includes experienced genetic counselors, medical geneticists, pharmacists and other specialists who provide care across all 50 states.

What to Expect

Initial Consultation

Talk with a genetic counselor by phone at no cost to you to review your family history, answer any questions you may have and confirm that you meet eligibility criteria.

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Genetic Testing

If you meet the criteria for the program, Genome Medical will order the test for you, at no cost to you, and a blood or saliva sample collection kit will be mailed directly to you. When the sample is collected and received by the lab, they will begin the genetic testing.

Results Sent to You

When your results are ready, Genome Medical will contact you. Results are ready approximately 2-4 weeks from the time your sample arrives at the lab.

Results Consultation

Review your test results with a genetic counselor, at no cost to you. During this phone session, you can discuss the results of your test and what they may mean for you and your family. Afterwards, you’ll receive a written summary and guidance on next steps.

Afterwards, you’ll receive a written summary and guidance on next steps that you can share with your managing care provider to discuss treatment options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with education focused on medical genetics and counseling. Genetic counselors are specifically trained to:
  • Help you understand how your personal and family medical history may impact your health
  • Discuss genetic testing options that may be appropriate for you
  • Explain what genetic test results mean for you and your family members
  • Address any questions or concerns you have about genetic testing
  • Provide recommendations for you and your healthcare provider to make medical decisions that may lower your risk

Genetic testing is useful in many areas of medicine and may change the medical care you or your family members receive. For example, genetic testing may help to diagnose a medical condition. Genetic test results may help you and your care providers make more informed decisions on how to prevent or treat a medical condition.

There are thousands of genetic tests available today. A genetic counselor can help you to understand what testing may be most appropriate for you. Genetic counselors can also help to explain what genetic test results may mean for you and your family.

  • Gather your personal and family health history. Talk to family members about any health conditions in the family, as well as the age that relatives were diagnosed.
  • If you or a family member have had genetic testing, please upload a copy of the result/s to your Genome Medical patient portal before your appointment. You will get access to the patient portal once you schedule your appointment. This is very important to ensure your genetic counselor can prepare for your appointment.
  • Think about questions you may have for your genetic counselor.

You will receive a phone call from your genetic counselor at the time of your scheduled appointment. Appointments are typically 30-60 minutes. During the appointment, your genetic counselor will review your personal and family medical history, assess your risk for inherited genetic conditions, and may discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing. Your genetic counselor will also address your concerns or questions about genetic testing. If genetic testing is performed, your genetic counselor can explain what your results mean for you and your family.

Genetic testing involves looking at blood, saliva or other tissues to find changes in an individual's genes. These genetic changes may cause an increased chance of certain medical conditions. Genetic testing is typically done at a specialized laboratory. Genome Medical does not perform genetic testing. As a medical practice, Genome Medical’s providers can order genetic testing, when medically appropriate, for U.S.- based patients.

Genetic testing is useful in many areas of medicine and may change the medical care you or your family members receive. For example, genetic testing may help to diagnose a medical condition. Genetic test results may help you and your care providers make more informed decisions on how to prevent or treat a medical condition. There are thousands of genetic tests available today. A genetic counselor can help you to understand what testing may be most appropriate for you. Genetic counselors can also help to explain what genetic test results may mean for you and your family.

In most cases, genetic testing can be performed on a blood or saliva sample. If testing is done on a saliva sample, a collection kit can be sent to you in the mail and you can collect the sample from the convenience of your home. If a blood sample is needed, you may be directed to a location near you that can perform blood draws to have a sample collected. In either case, the sample then is mailed to the lab for the testing to be completed.

The wait time to receive test results depends on the test that is ordered. In many cases, test results will be available in 2-4 weeks.

The cost of the genetic counseling session will be up to $250*, depending on if you pay out-of-pocket or choose to bill insurance.

We are an in-network provider with most commercial health insurance plans. See a list at GenomeMedical.com/insurance-coverage. Coverage and pricing may vary. Please contact your insurance provider for your exact coverage and payment responsibility. Reference insurance CPT codes 96040 and S0265 and our NPI number 1407389695. .

If you use insurance, and we are in-network with your health plan, we will submit a claim on your behalf. You may get a bill for any outstanding balance depending on your coverage. Please note: the cost of genetic counseling does not include the cost of any genetic testing that may be recommended. You may receive a separate bill from the lab for genetic testing.

At this time, we do not accept government-affiliated insurance providers including Medicaid, Medicare and/or Tricare as a primary or secondary insurance (including Managed Medicare and Medicaid plans).

*Pricing subject to change

After your appointment, your genetic counselor will create an easy-to-understand summary of your discussion. Your visit summary may include medical recommendations based on your personal/family history and any genetic test results. Your test results can be shared with your healthcare team.

Genome Medical is a virtual medical practice. All of the platforms we use are HIPAA compliant. Your personal medical information will not be shared with any third party without your direct consent.

Genome Medical is the country’s leading telehealth genetics care delivery company, enabling a world where everyone’s health is informed by genetics. We partner with health systems, genetic testing labs and biopharma organizations, and have delivered more than 200,000 genetic counseling sessions across a wide range of clinical specialties.

Hypoparathyroidism is a condition that involves low levels of parathyroid hormones (PTH). Parathyroid hormones are made by the parathyroid gland, in the neck. These hormones help to regulate the amount of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium in the blood and bones. Hypoparathyroidism leads to lower-than-normal levels of calcium in the blood, also called hypocalcemia.

Hypoparathyroidism may occur after surgery to remove the thyroid and/or parathyroid glands. Individuals who have not had this surgery may be considered to have nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism, which is thought to have a genetic or inherited cause.

There are currently several known genetic causes for non-surgical hypoparathyroidism, including autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1 (ADH1). Genetic testing is useful to look for a specific genetic explanation, which may inform medical management.

People with ADH1 may experience the following symptoms:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Low blood calcium levels
  • Muscle spasms
  • Burning or prickling sensation, often in the hands and feet
  • Numbness around the mouth
  • Kidney stones or calcification
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
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Have A Question?
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Please contact us at Clinical@GenomeMedical.com or 877-688-0992.
A member of our Clinical Care Coordination team would be happy to assist you.