Initiate your own genetic test

Get started with genetic testing online

If you’re located in the United States or Canada, you can initiate a proactive genetic test or carrier screening online.


How it works

1. Purchase online

Get started by purchasing a genetic testing kit online. You’ll be prompted to create a HIPAA-secure portal account and fill out a health history questionnaire to help us make sure your test selection is right for you. 

2. An independent physician will order your test

We’ll connect you with a doctor who will review your medical history and approve your test order. If they have questions or don’t think the test you selected is suitable for you based on your health history, they may reach out via phone or email. 

3. Provide your sample

Once your order is placed, you will receive a saliva collection kit in the mail. Follow the instructions in your kit, then ship your kit to Invitae’s lab. 

4. Track your test

Once your sample arrives in our lab, you’ll receive results in 10-21 days on average. During this time, you can use your HIPAA-secure portal account to track the progress of your sample and learn more about possible result types and what they could mean for you.

5. Receive results

You’ll receive an email when your results are ready. At that time, you can view your results in your portal account, review recommended next steps, schedule an appointment with a genetic counselor, and share your results with your healthcare provider.