Invitae’s proactive health tests are different from many other proactive DNA tests available directly to consumers because they 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.
Because of the important health implications of our proactive tests, all of Invitae's tests must be ordered in consultation with a clinician. If it is determined that you are at an increased risk for an inherited condition on our test, we encourage you to work together with a genetic counselor or your doctor to develop the best care strategy.
Scientific data has shown that 80% of children born with a genetic disorder are born to parents with no personal or family history of genetic disease. That's because carriers of genetic conditions often don't show any symptoms.
We believe it’s important to work with a healthcare provider when taking a genetic test. For that reason, all of Invitae’s tests must be ordered in consultation with a clinician. Our online ordering option includes review and approval by an independent clinician and we encourage you to share your results with your local physician.
Invitae’s laboratories are CLIA- and CAP-certified and follow the same stringent medical privacy policies and practices shared by the rest of your medical team. This includes adhering to the safe and secure storage of all personal health information in a HIPAA-compliant manner.