1.3 Neurology & Psychiatry

WHY PGx

Going beyond pharmacogenomics

Tempus uses a custom whole exome sequencing panel to derive PGx results. Data on approximately 20,000 genes is generated and these molecular files may be made available to the ordering physician by request. This data may be used to fuel diagnostic-, prognostic-, and treatment-related research in the future. As new findings emerge in the field, Tempus aims to share relevant insights with providers so that their patients may benefit.

GETTING STARTED

How to order the Tempus sequencing test

All Tempus tests must be ordered by a physician. Collection kits to obtain a saliva sample will be provided, including easy-to-follow instructions and packaging for convenient and fast shipping to our lab.

  1. Retrieve a Tempus saliva collection kit. All required forms are contained in the box.
  2. Complete the requisition form (contained within the kit). Physician and patient signatures are both required to complete the order.
  3. Gather accompanying documents as noted on the form.
  4. Fax or email the requisition form and accompanying documents to Tempus. Tempus provides a pre-paid FedEx package with each kit. Once the requisition form and sample is received, we will begin sequencing.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

At Tempus, we believe that cost should not be a barrier to accessing the highest quality of care we can provide.

Our financial assistance program is designed to help patients in financial need afford the cost of testing. Most patients who qualify for financial assistance pay between $0 – $100. For more information and to apply for financial assistance, your patient can go to access.tempus.com. Your patients can also call 800-739-4137 or email us at billing@tempus.com for more information.

QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

Who can order the Tempus test?

Clinicians treating patients who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric conditions can order a Tempus test.

How long will it take to get the results?

We aim to provide results before the patient’s next appointment. Results will be delivered to the ordering physician approximately 10 days from the time Tempus receives the sample and order requisition form.

Which patients are eligible for the Tempus|nP test?

Patients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), or related psychiatric conditions may benefit from the Tempus|nP test. For more information please email help@tempus.com.

Are the results of the Tempus|nP report confidential?

Tempus is a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) covered entity. Results that contain protected health information will only be shared with the ordering physician and as otherwise permitted by law.

Is this test covered by insurance?

We guarantee that a patient will not receive a bill from Tempus if our test is not covered by insurance. If the test is covered by insurance, all U.S.-based patients are eligible for our financial assistance program which can reduce out-of-pocket costs to $0-$100. To find out immediately if you qualify for financial assistance, you can apply here. If you have questions related to our billing process or financial assistance program, please contact us 800-739-4137 or billing@tempus.com.

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