Genetic testing for pediatric conditions Genetic testing for pediatric conditions

Genetic testing for pediatric conditions

Answer critical questions about your child’s health

Benefits of genetic testing

For children born with a genetic health condition, an early diagnosis can make all the difference. Genetic testing is a critical step in ensuring your child receives the best treatment and care.

Genetic testing provides answers to help: 

Determine which medications may be most effective for your child and which should not be used

Avoid more invasive tests and procedures by identifying the cause of your child's condition, early

Access new, innovative treatments and find opportunities to join clinical trials

Learn if there are other family members, including siblings, who may be at risk

When to consider genetic testing for your child 

Testing may be beneficial for your child if they experience: 

  • seizures or epilepsy
  • delayed development
  • overgrowth
  • early respiratory disorders
  • structural heart defects
  • multiple congenital anomalies
  • childhood-onset cancer

Get a diagnostic test in two easy ways

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Get a diagnostic test online 

We can help you find a genetics provider in your area or connect you to a telemedicine provider.

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Order through your healthcare provider

Talk to your healthcare provider about diagnostic genetic testing with Invitae. This letter can help start the conversation.

Simple billing, no surprises


We’ll work directly with your insurance company so you don’t have to. Typically people pay between $0 and $100 out of pocket. Learn more.


Don’t have insurance? We offer $250 pricing and accept HSA/FSA payments. Learn more.

Genetic testing for pediatric conditions

Testing for at-risk family members

Identifying at-risk family members is one of the most important benefits of genetic testing. If your child has a genetic variant, their 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 child's risk. If your child receives a positive test result from Invitae, we can test their blood relatives for that same genetic variant (change) under our family follow-up testing program.  

Genetic testing for pediatric conditions

More than a test:
Built-in support network

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 child's results, and plan a path forward.

Genetic testing for pediatric conditions

Your questions, answered

Our resource center offers:

  • details on how the testing process works
  • downloadable guides that explain specific genetic diseases
  • an explanation of possible results and what they could mean for your child

When you need more

Invitae Boosted Exome can provide answers in complicated or difficult-to-diagnose cases.

Exome testing looks at the pieces of your DNA that provide instructions for making proteins (“exons”). Exome testing may be right for your child if:

  • their healthcare provider suspects a genetic condition
  • there are multiple genes that could be the cause of their symptoms
  • they have a complicated medical history that affects many organs and/or body systems
  • past genetic test results for any non-exome tests were normal

This test is ordered through your child’s healthcare provider. Results are typically available in 6 to 8 weeks after they provide a blood or saliva sample.