Certain neurological conditions occur when genetic variants (or changes) are passed down in families through their genes. Genetic testing can identify these changes to confirm a diagnosis, identify treatment options, and even provide opportunities to participate in clinical trials.
Genetic testing may be appropriate if you (or your child) have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of a neurological condition. Common neurological conditions include:
We can help you find a genetics provider in your area or connect you to a telemedicine provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider about diagnostic genetic testing with Invitae. This letter can help start the conversation.
Identifying at-risk family members is one of the most important benefits of genetic testing. If you have a genetic variant, your immediate family members have up to a 50% chance of having the same variant. Other relatives may also be at risk.
Invitae is dedicated to ensuring that both you and your family understand your risk. If you receive a positive test result from Invitae, we can test your blood relatives for that same genetic variant under our family follow-up testing program.
You don’t have to figure it out alone. Genetics experts are available to guide you through the testing process, help you make sense of your results, and plan a path forward.
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Exome testing looks at the pieces of your DNA that provide instructions for making proteins (“exons”). Exome testing may be right for you (or your child) if:
This test is ordered through your (or your child’s) healthcare provider. Results are typically available in 6 to 8 weeks after you provide a blood or saliva sample.
1 Statistic courtesy of the Child Neurology Foundation and Global Genes.