DNA Preservation

Everden Rust Funeral Services is proud to partner with SecuriGene to offer a new valuable memorial option for families: DNA Preservation.

Celebrate Life in its Purest Form
 

DNA encodes information about every individual, ranging from hair color, eye color and other physical traits, to inherited health risks, family medical conditions and ancestral origins.

When a person passes away, this information is often lost forever – making DNA preservation a vital end-of-life consideration. This information can also be valuable for future healthcare purposes, as medical professionals are increasingly relying on genetic testing to determine different cancer types, optimal drug dosage levels, and heritable disease risks to help other members of the family.

When you choose to preserve DNA, a small sample is collected by the funeral home and sent to the SecuriGene laboratory for processing. At the laboratory, DNA is extracted, purified, preserved, then hermetically sealed inside a glass and stainless steel SecuriGene DNA Capsule, which is returned to you along with full reports certifying the quantity and quality of the sample. The DNA Capsule can be accessed at any time the future for testing, and any remaining portions can be sent back to SecuriGene for re-preservation.

Please note that DNA collection is no longer possible after cremation or embalming. Should you wish to order this service, please notify your funeral service provider as soon as possible.

For more information on DNA preservation, please visit www.SecuriGene.com.