WHY TEST?

Identify health risks that may affect you and your family

Genetics can help you understand your health and your family's health

  • Know more about your risk for common hereditary conditions
  • Talking to family members about health isn't easy; our guide offers ideas for how to ask important questions about your family medical history
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A genetic diagnosis can affect an entire family

  • Early diagnosis of a pathogenic (disease-causing) variant in family members —sometimes even before any symptoms occur—can help them make informed decisions about their health
  • If you receive a positive genetic test result, your first-degree relatives (children, siblings, parents) have a 50% chance of testing positive for this condition
  • You should provide your relatives with a copy of your genetic test report and encourage them to discuss the option of genetic testing with their physician
  • You can also share these letters with your family members to provide them with information about how to obtain genetic testing
  • Invitae will test your first-degree relatives for that same genetic variant at no additional charge within 90 days
HOW TESTING WORKS

Consulting a knowledgeable medical professional is the best way to manage your health

  • This letter, meant for you to give to your doctor, offers a starting point for your conversation about genetic testing
  • It will help you ask your doctor the right questions and make it easy for him or her to contact Invitae with any questions
  • Our genetic counselors can help to answer questions about genetic testing and genetic test results
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