The genetic testing laboratory at Interleukin Genetics exists for one purpose – to improve health.
Because genetic information is the most personal of all health information, the company is absolutely committed to protecting the privacy of test results. We have a privacy pledge that we will honor for every person who sends a sample to us for testing.
◊ We pledge to protect your privacy. We will only report the results to the individual or healthcare professional who orders the test.
◊ We pledge to not allow anyone outside the laboratory to gain access to your results unless you direct us in writing to provide that information. This includes members of your family.
◊ We pledge to test your genetic sample only for the information for which you consent.
◊ We pledge to destroy your sample within ten days of completing the test.
◊ We pledge never to respond to requests from third parties for genetic information that might violate your privacy, unless we are compelled to do so by a court of law.
Some people worry that once they know a genetic fact about themselves, they could be forced to share that private information with an insurer or employer. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) enacted in 2008 by the federal government prohibits employers or insurers from using genetic information to deny you employment or coverage. GINA legislation provides you with broad protection over your genetic information at the federal level.