Participation in the Genomic Health Initiative is easy. It’s also completely voluntary and at no cost to you.

In order to participate, please follow the steps below:

  • Review our frequently asked questions.
  • At any point, call one of our study staff members at 224.364.7470 for more information about the study.
  • If you are enrolled in NorthShoreConnect, logon and click on the Genomic Health Initiative enrollment link to read and electronically sign the consent form. Or, visit the Outpatient Laboratory at Evanston Hospital or Glenbrook Hospital and inform the staff that you would like to participate in the Genomic Health Initiative. Complete the hardcopy consent form provided by staff there to confirm your interest in participating.
  • After consenting, provide a one-time research blood sample (less than one extra tablespoon of your blood will be used for the research). This blood draw can be done during your next clinically scheduled blood draw at any of NorthShore's hospital outpatient labs or patient service centers, or you can come in just for the research blood draw.

At NorthShore, we take our patients’ privacy and confidentially very seriously. Should you consent to participate, your genetic sample will not become part of your electronic medical record. Also, it will be de-identified and assigned a research number to further protect your confidentiality. All genomic samples gathered for this study will be stored in a highly secured facility within NorthShore.

For further information, or for any additional questions or concerns about the Genomic Health Initiative, please call 224.364.7470 or email You may also download our brochure.

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