WHY TEST?

Be proactive about your health

Understand your health risks before the onset of symptoms

Invitae has found that over 16% 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 E. Multigene panel screening for hereditary disease risk in healthy individuals. Poster presented at: ACMG Annual Meeting; April 12, 2018; Charlotte, NC.

Choose your proactive test

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

Invitae cancer screen
Analyzes 57 genes
Invitae cardio screen
Analyzes 75 genes
Invitae genetic health screen
Analyzes 139 genes
Breast cancer
Colorectal cancer
Cutaneous melanoma
Gastric cancer
Ovarian cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer
Renal cell cancer
Thyroid cancer
Aortopathies
Arrhythmias
Cardiomyopathies
Genetic forms of high blood
pressure and high cholesterol
Thrombophilia
Additional conditions
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Hereditary hemochromatosis
Malignant hyperthermia
susceptibility
$250* $250* $475*

*Invitae does not support insurance billing for proactive testing.

How it works

Due to the potential health implications of this test, Invitae proactive tests must be ordered by a doctor. Print this letter and take it to your doctor to request an Invitae proactive test.
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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 tests 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.