Genetic testing is about family

A window to your patient's past, present, and future health

A free app to build, modify, share, and save patient pedigrees

Capturing a complete and accurate family history is a key part of evaluating your patient's genetic health and determining if genetic testing is right for them.

The Invitae Family History Tool allows you to digitally record your patient's pedigree and decide on the appropriate genetic test. By freeing you from tedious paper pedigrees,1,2 the app enables you to make the most of your time with your patient.

The Invitae Family History Tool is freely available for use through the web or as an iPad app.

Information at your fingertips

Download the Invitae Family History Tool to start creating digital pedigrees today.

Family History for the iPad

Easy to use, ad-free design.

System requirements

  • iPad2 and later (optimized for retina displays, including iPad Air)
  • iPad mini1 and later
  • iOS 8.0 and later

Family History on the web

For access on any device with a web browser.

System requirements

  • Firefox version 22 and later
  • Chrome version 28 and later
  • Safari version 5 and later
  • Internet Explorer version 10 and later
  • Internet Explorer versions 6-9 run with an IE plugin called Chrome Frame. To log in to the Family History Tool using IE6-9, you will be prompted to install Chrome Frame.

Create an Invitae account to access Family History Tool:

Sign up

If you already have an account, access the web app here:

Log in to your account

If you already have an user account, please use the same email and password to sign up for a Family History Tool account.

Quickly, easily, and securely draw a complete picture of your patient's health

Maximize the time spent with your patients
  • Build detailed and comprehensive pedigrees quickly and simply with a user-friendly interface.
  • Eliminate cumbersome paper pedigrees.1,2  
Create dynamic pedigrees with your patient’s latest information
  • Easily modify and update patient records as more information becomes available.
  • Changes made to a patient’s pedigree will automatically sync between all your devices.
Share pedigrees easily with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Export the data to print or share.
  • Generate a lifetime document that can move with the patient through the healthcare system.
  • Provide your patients with a visually engaging pedigree that tells their family stories.
Have confidence that your patient’s records are safe and secure
  • All patient data is stored on a HIPAA-compliant server.
  • Patient information is only accessed by Invitae to optimize result interpretation if you choose to use Invitae’s genetic testing services.
Integrate seamlessly with Invitae's online ordering
  • In the event you choose to order a genetic test from Invitae, your patient's family history information will automatically be added to your order for a more comprehensive interpretation of your patient's results.


View our user guide for step-by-step family history tool instructions.

User Guide


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