Created by seasoned genetics professionals and built on feedback and in-depth research with patients, GUÍA allows patients to interact with their genetic test results in a way that makes their data easier to understand and caters to diverse learning styles and needs.
GUÍA is currently available in English and Spanish languages.
Most of all, we want families to feel comfortable with and capable of using their own genetic test results. GUÍA makes it easier for patients to relate to their genetic test results.
After piloting GUÍA with research study participants, we asked families to share their reactions to receiving genomic sequencing results with GUÍA:
“The way that it is written and edited down is easier to understand than past experiences where they were just talking to us, it’s just verbal and when you’re not a geneticist or in the know about the terms and what they mean, this makes it easier to digest.”
“If you don’t know about DNA basics or sequencing, it explains everything.”
“Speaking about genetics can be confusing for one who doesn’t speak the language, but I could understand what the [genetic counselor] said with the tool.”
It was designed to be used with all categories of results: positive, negative, and uninformative. By using an intuitive, easy-to-follow online entry form, providers input patient-specific information such as details of the genetic result, medical condition, inheritance pattern, and the provider’s management recommendations. With this information, GUÍA builds a personalized and interactive summary of a patient’s genetic test results that presents results in lay terms, interspersed with explanations, and provides links to explore more detailed explanations or scientific content.
GUÍA has even been adapted for use in telehealth. Printouts or PDFs of GUÍA can be provided to patients as a companion to their lab reports and to share with family and other healthcare providers.
Providers can access and share GUÍA with patients at the point of care using multiple platforms, including PCs, laptops, and tablets.
GUÍA has been adapted for use in telehealth. Printouts or PDFs of GUÍA can be provided to patients as a companion to their lab reports, and to share with family and other healthcare providers.
Providers input patient information to create visually appealing, interactive summaries of patients’ genetic test results.
Educational modules built into each GUÍA report make genetics concepts easy to understand.
GUÍA is designed to display patients’ genetic test results in their preferred language.