Frequently Asked Questions about the Genomic Inform™ Test
Once your completed test requisition form and saliva sample are received, it takes ~8 weeks to deliver the final clinical report.
Whole genome sequencing is not covered for preventative care. Direct patient payment is required for this test.
The Genomic Inform™ test costs $2,819. It is more expensive than many of the direct-to-consumer tests advertised on TV and in social media because it uses whole genome sequencing technology. This advanced sequencing technology looks at >98% of your DNA, while other sequencing technologies look at between <0.01% and 1.5% of your DNA. Having more DNA sequenced results in a more expensive test. However, it also provides significantly more value - enabling detection of more potentially harmful variants in more genes for a significantly more complete analysis.
Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing
DNA is a sequence of A's, T's, C's and G's organized into coding regions that make up the approximately 20,000 genes which provide instructions for making proteins. These proteins are responsible for growth and development as well as traits such as eye color. Non-coding regions help control how and when genes are used.
Your genome is your complete DNA sequence, including both coding and non-coding regions.
Our DNA is organized into 23 pairs of chromosomes. We have two copies of each gene - one inherited from our mother and one inherited from our father. We will pass one of those copies on to our children. If one copy contains the variant and one does not, we have a 50% chance of passing the variant on to an individual child. If both copies contain the variant, we have a 100% chance of passing the variant on to an individual child.
Clinical whole genome sequencing webinar
Listen in as we look into the significant advantages of clinical whole genome testing over current NGS testing methods, including exome testing, for diagnosis of rare inherited disorders.
The Genomic InformTM test takes an in-depth look at thousands of your genes to identify and understand the harmful changes in your DNA, if any.
You're probably interested to see what a report that analyzes so many of your genes looks like.
Fill out the form to the right and we'll send you an anonymized sample report that describes findings for:
risk of age-related macular degeneration
possible risk of familial hypercholesterolemia, which can cause elevated cholesterol levels
carrier risk of Pierson syndrome (a recessive disorder that predominately affects the kidneys and eyes) and several SEPN-1 related disorders (predominately recessive muscle-related disorders)