WHY TEST?

Be proactive about your health

Understand your health risks before the onset of symptoms

Invitae has found that about 15% of healthy adults carry a serious health-related genetic risk.1

  • Proactive genetic testing will give you insights into important health risks based on your DNA.
  • Each genetic test focuses on actionable medical conditions, so you can be empowered to make well-informed decisions.
  • You can then partner with your clinician to seek early care, regular monitoring, lifestyle modifications, and even initiate an early intervention to prevent the onset of disease.
  1. Haverfield EV. Genetic screening for healthy individuals: Preliminary results from a medically actionable genetic screening panel. Presented at the American Society of Human Genetics; October 2017; Orlando, FL.

Choose your proactive screen

Invitae offers three test options so you can select the type of information you want to receive.

  • Invitae cancer screen
    Analyzes 57 genes
  • Invitae cardio screen
    Analyzes 75 genes
  • Invitae genetic health screen
    Analyzes 139 genes

Conditions tested for include:

Invitae cancer screen

Analyzes 57 genes

Conditions tested for include:

Invitae cardio screen

Analyzes 75 genes

Conditions tested for include:

Invitae genetic health screen

Analyzes 139 genes

Conditions tested for include:

Aortopathies
Arrhythmias
Breast cancer
Cardiomyopathies
Colorectal cancer
Cutaneous melanoma
Gastric cancer
Genetic forms of high blood
pressure and high cholesterol
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer
Renal cell cancer
Thrombophilia
Thyroid cancer
Additional conditions
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Hereditary hemochromatosis
Malignant hyperthermia
susceptibility
$250* $250* $475*

*Invitae does not support insurance billing for proactive health testing.

How it works

Due to the potential health implications of this test, Invitae proactive screens must be ordered by a doctor. Print this letter and take it to your doctor to request an Invitae proactive screen.
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Either provide a blood sample in your clinician’s office or a saliva sample at home.

Once the laboratory receives your sample, your DNA will be tested and your doctor will receive your results in 10 to 21 days.

Based on your results, you can work with your doctor to develop a proactive—and personalized—plan focused on prevention.

You can also speak with Invitae’s genetic counselors about your results.*

*Offered in the US and Canada only. In other countries, your doctor can consult with an Invitae genetic counselor.

Know the potential results

Positive

If you receive a positive test result, this means that your test found a clinically significant genetic change that increases your risk of developing a specific medical condition. This does not mean that you will definitely develop that condition, but it does mean that you are significantly more likely to develop it than the average person.

The Invitae proactive screens may also indicate if you carry a genetic change that does not increase your own risk of developing a specific medical condition, but that may be passed within your family. This is known as carrier status. Carriers typically do not have symptoms or a family history of the disorder.

Next steps

  • Work with your doctor to create a medical management plan that addresses this increased risk. Depending on the condition, treatments could include medication, regular screening tests, or a change in lifestyle.
  • In addition, you may want to consider talking with a genetic counselor, who can assist you in understanding what your results mean for your family members and provide guidance on how and when to communicate this information to relatives.

Negative

If you receive a negative test result, this means that you do not carry genetic changes in the genes evaluated that are currently known to be associated with serious health conditions.

Next steps

  • Your genes are an important piece of your overall health picture, but health and wellness go far beyond your DNA alone. Even with a negative genetic test result, proactive medical care and a healthy lifestyle are essential to your overall wellbeing and longevity.
  • You and your doctor can use this information to build an appropriate plan for your personal health and wellness. For example, genes not evaluated by this test, genetic disease associations yet to be discovered, or environmental factors may still put you at risk for developing certain types of health conditions.