DNA banking is the storage of genetic material extracted from a blood sample, and provides an important first step toward preserving your family’s genetic history. Documenting disease may prove to be extremely important to surviving family members. Preserving a sample of DNA from a family member can create a genetic pedigree that can track the transmission of a mutated gene through generations. Once the pedigree is established, it can aid in early detection and preventive measures for surviving family members.
The cost of banking services is a nominal one-time fee and includes indefinite secure storage at a reputable Seattle healthcare facility. Dr. Wigren collects the appropriate samples and facilitates delivery to DNA banking services in Seattle.