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. There are two ways to order proactive tests:
- they can be ordered through your clinician, or
- they can be ordered online (US only). For any order initiated online by a patient, an independent clinician will review and authorize all the orders, as well as review the results before they are released to the patient. Learn more.
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.