Your baby needs you to be healthy too

Right now, you’re focused on your baby. But it’s also important to be thinking about your heart

Changes in your body during pregnancy and childbirth place increased stress on your heart. If your heart needs a little extra love right now, there are special therapies and delivery plans that can help you stay healthy—for you and your baby.
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Take care of your body with the Invitae Cardio Screen

Look at more than 75 genes to assess your risk of developing an inherited form of heart disease, including:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmia
  • Aortopathy
  • Thrombophilia
  • Hereditary high blood pressure
  • Hereditary high cholesterol
  • And more
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that pregnant women get screened for heart disease.¹

How testing works

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Step 1

Request a test online. An independent clinician will review and approve your order.
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Step 2

Provide a saliva sample from the comfort of your home and ship it to our lab.
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Step 3

Get your results and share them with your ob-gyn. If you’d like, talk to a genetic counselor at no extra cost.
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What are the potential results?

You can expect 3 possible results from your test: positive, negative, or carrier status.

Positive: A positive test result means your genetics give you a higher-than-average risk of developing a heart condition. Remember, this doesn’t guarantee you will get the condition. It means you can now work with your doctor to proactively prevent the condition or detect it early, when it’s most treatable.

Negative: A negative result means we did not identify any changes in your genes that would increase your risk of heart issues. This means you can feel confident continuing with your doctor’s recommendations, like eating right, getting exercise, and going to all your appointments.

Carrier status: Carrier status means that a change was identified in your genes that most often does not increase your personal risk for developing a specific medical condition. But it does increase the chance that you could pass that condition to your children. Most often, though, both you and your partner have to be carriers for the same condition for your children to be at increased risk.

What’s included?

When you order this Invitae genetic test, you’re getting:
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More than 75 genes

Invitae’s more comprehensive test means you’re more likely to get answers.
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Clear next steps

Invitae’s test focuses on conditions that can be prevented or treated, so you can take action.
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Direct access to genetics experts

Experts are available by phone to answer questions. Once you have results, schedule a full genetic counseling session.
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Curious about cost?

This one-time $250 investment provides valuable information you can draw on for a lifetime—not just during pregnancy. You can even use your HSA/FSA.
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Your privacy is important to us

We take privacy seriously; one of our core principles is that patients own and control their genetic data. You can log in to your Invitae account at any time to set your preferences and control how your data is used.

Want to hear about research opportunities related to your results? We've got you. Prefer not to? You can have that too.

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Reference:

1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Pregnancy and heart disease. ACOG Practice Bulletin. 2019(212);133(5).