Customer Support

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the basic workflow?

  1. Nurse measures blood pressure.
  2. Patient gets blood draws for sequencing (one 4ml Vacutainer) and heart labs (per Hospital’s standard protocol – minimally, HDL and cholesterol).
  3. The phlebotomist gives the patient their metal QR key card (which is in the sample kit).
  4. A few weeks later the patient receives their lab values and sequencing results on their phone and schedules a follow up visit with their physician.

For whom is this test?

The test is indicated for people in “grey areas” at risk boundaries. For example, you may have a family history of heart disease (which increases your risk) but you might be a non-smoker with low cholesterol (which decreases your risk). Where do you stand? The test can also help to uncover rare genetic variants that give you an unexpectedly high risk cardiovascular events. Finally, the test is also indicated for patients who are not yet taking a statin but should start to do so based on their doctor’s advice. In that case, the pharmacogenetics results can help your doctor choose the best statin for you - the statin that will r, one that are highly likely to cause side effects in your patients. The product is not indicated for patients already classified as high risk and who are on a statin that they tolerate well.

I like your App and have suggestions for new features.

We love hearing from people who use our products! Please send us feature requests through the in-app chat function or by emailing us ([email protected]). Keep in mind that using email may expose your identity to us and therefore please use the in-app support function if you wish to remain anonymous. If there is something we could do better, please tell us. You will hear from one of our engineers within a few hours and we will work with you to improve the App and our service.

I would like access my test results from multiple phones simultaneously.

This is possible. Please email customer support ([email protected]) or use the in-app support for instructions.

What can I do to keep data on my phone secure?

People's phones contain sensitive personal data such as banking information, credit card numbers, family pictures, chat messages, and health data. You should always secure access to your phone with a strong password and biometrics (your phone's fingerprint reader and/or face scan). The Blockdoc App itself is further protected by a password you set as part of the sign-up process. Many phones also offer a remote-wipe feature, which you should use when your phone is stolen or lost.

My phone was lost or stolen - what shall I do?

Assuming you set a good password to lock your phone when you are not using it, you should be safe. Once you have a replacement phone, please re-install the App. Your genetic test data will reappear in the App after you scanned your key card but you will need to re-enter the lifestyle and physiology data.

Can you somehow 'restore' my lifestyle and physiology data if my phone is lost or stolen?

No. We take data security very seriously. Any data that you entered (such as your age and smoking status) are only stored on your phone. These data never leave your phone, there are no copies, and neither we (or anyone else) have access to that information. If you lose your phone, any information that you entered into our App will also be lost. You will need to re-enter this information.

What happens if I lose my QR card?

You should treat your QR code card like a credit card. If you lose your QR code card, please email customer support ([email protected]) and let us know. We will deactivate your original card and get you set up with a replacement card. As part of that process, you will need to prove that you are authorized to access particular test results.

What is blockdoc?

Blockdoc is the world’s first private and secure cardiovascular risk test. Blockdoc works with Rainbow Genomics, leading researchers and doctors, and the leading data privacy framework to develop genetic tests that help doctors give the best advice to their patients.

Other Issues?

Please email customer support ([email protected]) or use the in-app support to contact us and we will help you as quickly as we can.

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