Notice of Privacy Practices

This Notice of Privacy Practices describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.



NxGen MDx is committed to protecting your privacy and is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and related regulations (HIPAA) to ensure that your personal health information is protected. This Notice outlines our privacy practices and explains your rights under HIPAA.

Protected Health Information (PHI)

Protected Health Information (PHI) is generally any information that may identify you and relates to your health or to related healthcare services.

How We Use Your Protected Health Information

We may use and disclose your PHI for treatment, payment, health care operations, and other purposes permitted or required by law, including in the following ways:

        • Treatment (Genetic Testing)

          • We use and disclose your PHI in performing a genetic test and for related purposes and share the results with your healthcare provider. For example, we may use your personal health information to ensure you receive accurate test results.
        • Payment

          • We may use or disclose your PHI for payment purposes, such as billing you or your insurance company. For example, we disclose your PHI to your insurance company when we send them a bill so that they can accurately identify your health plan.
        • For Health Care Operations

          • We may use or disclose your PHI for our healthcare operations. For example, we may use your PHI to conduct quality control and performance evaluations of our tests.
        • People Involved in Your Health Care or Payment for Your Care

          • We may disclose your PHI to anyone you designate as involved in your care or payment. For example, if your spouse or partner decides to have a test done after you tested positive as a carrier, we may share the results with both of you.
        • Business Associates

          • We may disclose your PHI to business associates that we contract to perform specific services for us that require access to your PHI. These business associates are required by law to protect your PHI. For example, we may contract a third-party billing service that would need access to your information to send you a bill.
        • As Required by Law

          • We may use or disclose your PHI if required by law. For example, we must disclose PHI when required by the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate or determine our compliance with federal privacy law.
        • Public Health and Safety

          • We may disclose your PHI for public health and safety purposes, such as preventing or controlling disease, or reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. In addition, we may disclose your PHI to report negative reactions or problems with medications and notify people of recalls of such products.
        • Health Oversight Activities

          • We may disclose your PHI in response to health agencies authorized to conduct audits, investigations, inspections, licensure, and other activities related to oversight of government regulatory programs or healthcare. For example, we may disclose your PHI if asked by an agency responsible for licensing our laboratory.
        • Judicial and Legal Actions

          • We can share PHI in response to a court or administrative order, a subpoena, or an investigation.
        • Research

          • We may use or disclose your PHI for research in certain circumstances.

What NxGen MDx is Responsible for in Regards to Your PHI.

        • We are responsible for maintaining the privacy and security of your PHI.
        • In the event of a breach that compromises the privacy or security of your PHI, we shall notify you of the breach in a timely manner.
        • We must follow the duties and privacy practices described in this Notice and give you a copy of it.
        • We will not use or share your PHI other than as described in this Notice unless you tell us in writing that we can. If you tell us you can, you may change your mind at any time. Let us know in writing if you change your mind.

Updates to This Policy

NxGen MDx reserves the right to update and revise this notice at any time. In the event of an update, the new notice will apply to your PHI that we already hold and any new information we may receive about you. The new notice will be available on our website or upon request. Be sure to check this page frequently for updates.