Proactive genetic testing

Invitae Cancer Screen

Submit a saliva sample to learn what your genes have to say about your personal cancer risk. This clinical-grade test looks at 61 genes associated with breast, prostate, colon, skin cancer, and more. Includes a results consultation with a genetic counselor.
Once you complete the online ordering process, an independent physician will review your health history and approve the test, if appropriate.


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Cancer types tested

Approximately 10 percent of cancers are directly tied to genes passed down through families. The Invitae Cancer Screen looks at genes linked with:
  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer (cutaneous melanoma)
  • Colon cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer
  • And more

What's included?

61 genes for over 10 types of cancer
Other DNA kits test fewer than 10 genes. Invitae’s more comprehensive test can help guide preventive measures to keep you healthy.
Results trusted by doctors
Get the same clinical-grade test used by doctors around the world. Clinicians rely on our deep genetic expertise for consistent, actionable results.
Direct access to genetics experts
Experts are available by phone to answer questions. Once you have your results, you can also schedule a full genetic counseling session at no extra charge.
Medically actionable
Invitae’s test focuses on types of cancer where enhanced screening leads to higher survival rates, or where enhanced screening could lead to early detection or even prevention of cancer altogether.
HIPAA-compliant medical privacy
Your genetic information is secure. You control your results, and we will not share your data without your explicit consent.
Results you can share with your doctor
An interactive, educational portal makes it easy to share your results with your doctor so you can develop a wellness plan unique to you.

How the test works

1. Request a test online. You’ll receive a saliva collection kit in the mail.

2. Provide your saliva sample and mail it to Invitae’s CLIA- and CAP-certified lab.

3. Get your results online in 2 to 3 weeks on average. Talk to a genetic counselor if you have questions.

Results you can act on

Getting results isn’t enough. It’s what you do with your results that matters.
  • This test focuses on types of cancer that can be prevented or treated if discovered early, so you can take action based on your results.
  • That might mean getting early or more frequent screening, or taking preventive measures.
  • Work with Invitae’s genetic counselors and your doctor to develop your personalized wellness plan.

Frequently asked questions

How is Invitae's genetic test different from other genetic tests that I’ve heard about?

Invitae’s proactive health tests are different from many other proactive DNA tests because Invitae’s tests provide comprehensive results about a variety of important medical conditions that have a clear medical path forward.
Our tests use a method called next-generation sequencing, which analyzes your genes for many medically-relevant, disease-causing variants (changes). We also analyze deletions and duplications in your genes that may be linked to an increased risk of disease, which can be difficult to detect with other methods of genetic testing.

How long does it take to get my results?

Once Invitae receives your sample, our turnaround time for proactive cancer screening tests are typically 2-3 weeks on average. You will be able to track the progress of your genetic test through our online portal after you register your kit.

How accurate is Invitae's test?

The Invitae Cancer Screen is the same clinical-grade test that doctors order from Invitae. Our genetic testing is backed by peer-reviewed studies showing 100% analytic sensitivity and specificity compared to historical hereditary cancer genetic testing laboratories.

Notice for Canadian customers

If you reside in Canada, the test order will be ordered directly by you but an independent physician will review your health history and consider the appropriateness of the test. Please note that Invitae’s screening tests available directly online are not approved by Health Canada, are not intended to diagnose any disease or conditions, and are not intended as medical advice.