Through Apple’s AC Wellness services that offer health benefits to Cupertino employees, Apple has begun providing its staff with free genetic testing, reports CNBC.
AC Wellness operates on-site health clinics on and near Apple’s Cupertino campuses, and through a partnership with Color Genomics, employees are able to get genetic screenings for diseases.
Genetic testing is expected to help employees uncover health problems that could turn into risks later in time, allowing patients to take preventative steps. Color’s test is able to look for gene mutations associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease.
The test created by Color is not sold directly to consumers and is instead ordered by clinicians at AC Wellness, with a follow up appointment required to discuss the health results.