The Invitae 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 (or changes). We also analyze deletions and duplications in your genes, which can be difficult to detect with other methods of genetic testing.
Because of the important health implications of our proactive tests, these tests can only be ordered through your doctor, genetic counselor, or another healthcare provider. 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.