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mycode image quoteHere’s how you can participate in MyCode®:

Step 1: Sign and return the MyCode Community Health Initiative consent form. Always read and consider carefully the terms and conditions of any consent form you sign. If you have questions about it, please call us at 1-888-569-1000 (toll-free) or 609-383-6444, or email us at JoinMyCode@atlanticare.org.

When you consent to participate in MyCode, you agree to:

  • Let us look at and use information in your electronic health record for research.
  • Donate a blood or saliva sample.
  • Give us permission to contact you in the future if we need more information.
  • Give us permission to contact you in the future to tell you about other research studies.

Step 2: Donate a blood or saliva sample. You can do this several ways:

  • Agree to have two extra tablespoons of blood collected for research each time your AtlantiCare healthcare provider requires you to have blood drawn for tests.
  • Stop by an AtlantiCare Clinical Lab when it’s convenient for you.
  • You may also have other opportunities to provide a sample of blood or saliva.

What will AtlantiCare do with my sample?

Researchers might study all or only some of your genes.We will look at your sample and your electronic health record to learn about changes in genes that keep us healthy or make us sick.

Will I receive results?

If a researcher finds something that is important to your health, then we will inform you and your healthcare provider, as well as put it in your medical record. You can decide if you wish to follow up with your healthcare provider to discuss the possibility of further testing, monitoring or treatment. All results are treated with complete confidentiality. AtlantiCare experts can help you and your healthcare provider in understanding your result.

What kind of results might I receive?

Most people in MyCode will not receive any results of their genomic testing. However, between 2 and 4 percent of participants will have a DNA that might need to be reviewed by your provider. AtlantiCare can help patients and providers understand and follow up on MyCode results.

Click here for a copy of the consent form. Once you have completed the consent form, you can email it back to JoinMyCode@atlanticare.org or mail it to:

AtlantiCare MyCode
2500 English Creek Avenue
Building 1000, Suite 1001
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Download MyCode brochure

 

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