Jason Cannavo

Jason Cannavo is a Molecular Services Advisor for TruGenX. Jason has been in a physician services role for 14 years within medical device and diagnostic testing. His method of delivering information allows for both patients and physicians to decipher the complexities of genetics. Jason is a genuine believer of the work being done at TruGenX and uses his passion to help others. This is both in the form of going over Sample Results with both patients and physicians as well as providing valuable information to TruGenX.

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Does Insurance Cover Genetic Testing for Cancer?

Is Genetic Testing for Cancer Covered by Insurance?  Many people find themselves asking, “Is genetic testing for cancer covered by insurance?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always straightforward. If you know some basic information, you can pursue some testing such as BRCA testing (covered by insurance in most cases). This kind of testing can help you …

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How Does Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medication Work?

Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications   In 2019, there were more than 13.1 million adults with Serious Mental Illnesses (SMIs). The prevalence of mental illness can make treatment difficult as each person can respond differently to medication. As a result, treating psychiatric disorders and severe mental illness is often a game of trial and error …

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Genetic Testing for Medication – Drug Gene Testing

Genetic Testing for Medication Effectiveness Genetic testing for medical efficacy or ‘Pharmacogenomics’ is the study of how genetics impact your body’s response to certain medications.  This new and exciting field of scientific ingenuity helps scientists determine how genetic testing can be used to select the best medicines for individual patients. Genetic testing for medication sensitivity …

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How to Test for Cancer At Home – Cancer Test Kit

Home Cancer Testing Kits In 2020, over 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. In addition, cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. These numbers could decrease significantly if these cases were detected and treated early.  That’s why at-home cancer tests are vital in detecting the early signs of …

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What are the Warning Signs of Cancer?

The 7 Warning Signs of Cancer Everyone can benefit from understanding the general warning signs of cancer. Some cancer symptoms develop very early in the disease’s progression.  These could include tiny skin pigmentation changes, a painless lump in the breast, or a slight fatigue feeling. Because cancer has a higher chance of remission when detected …

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Bladder Infection Test – Diagnostic Test for UTI

The Benefits of Bladder Infection Testing Bladder infection diagnosis is the first step towards accessing treatment for the persistent discomfort that this condition can cause. Bladder infections are a type of urinary tract infection (UTI), which refers to an infection anywhere along the urinary tract. Such infections could stem from the kidneys, bladder, urethra, or …

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What is NGS? NGS Testing and NGS Diagnostics

NGS Testing Explained NGS genetics represents a revolutionary parallel sequencing technology called ‘next-generation sequencing’ (NGS). NGS diagnostics and gene panel testing have revolutionized the biological science industry, offering access to insights and diagnostics that were previously impossible. NGS tests, performed via NGS panels, enable researchers to study biological systems and perform various complex applications. Today’s …

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Cancer Diagnostics – How to Detect Cancer Cells

Cancer Detection Methods ‘I think I have cancer.’ This thought is a scary one. Fortunately, there are many ways to detect cancer in its early stages. The earlier your diagnosis of cancer, the better chance you have of getting the disease under control and into remission.  Cancer diagnostics and genetic testing for hereditary cancer can …

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Explaining Depression – How It Feels to be Depressed

What is it Like to Have Depression? For people diagnosed with the condition, explaining depression can be an arduous process. The nature of depression itself can make the condition and its associated symptoms challenging to put into words. Simply put, living with depression can make it impossible to explain what depression feels like. If you …

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