You’re interested in sponsored genetic testing with Invitae Detect Muscular Dystrophy.

The Genome Medical care team features top genetic experts and primary care MDs – all dedicated to helping accelerate the integration of genetics into everyday health care. Genome Medical experts can work with you prior to testing to identify risk of muscular dystrophy for you and your family members and confirm eligibility for Invitae’s sponsored, no-charge Detect Muscular Dystrophy program.

The Detect Muscular Dystrophy program is available to individuals in the US suspected of having muscular dystrophy with one or more of the following:

  • Muscle weakness that has worsened over time (progressive)
  • Elevated blood levels of CK (a marker of muscle breakdown)
  • Testing right after birth (newborn screening) that was concerning for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD)
  • Heart or lung involvement
  • Enlargement of the muscles in the lower leg (calf hypertrophy/pseudohypertrophy)
  • Previous muscle biopsy that was concerning for a type of muscular dystrophy
  • Other family members with muscular dystrophy*

*Please note that this program is not intended for those who are not affected with muscular dystrophy even though they have a family history

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How It Works

What to Expect from a
Pre-Test Consultation

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Pre-test consultation

Talk with an expert by phone or video before your test is ordered. We review your personal and family health history, answer any questions you may have, confirm that you meet eligibility criteria for Invitae’s Detect MD sponsored testing program and select the appropriate test.

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Easy ordering

If you meet the criteria for Invitae’s Detect MD program, then your no-charge Invitae order will be placed by one of our physicians at no cost. We will also coordinate the convenient collection of a DNA sample — usually through a saliva kit that is sent directly to you.

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Results consultation

Review your test results with a genetic counselor or medical geneticist. During this phone or video session, you are provided an opportunity to discuss the results of your test and their implications. Genome Medical will provide you with a written summary and guidance on any actionable insights, including how your physician can integrate the results into your medical care.

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Ongoing care

The Genome Medical team can offer personalized insights, clinical action plans and referrals to specialists as needed.

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Learn more about Genome Medical

Genome Medical is a network of clinical genomics experts using telemedicine to bring genetics to everyday life. Our mission is to provide expert genetic health care for individuals and their families to improve health and well-being.

If you have completed your genomic DNA test or just have questions about the program, our clinical experts are available to discuss the genetic testing program, review your results and/or work with your primary care physician to recommend next steps.

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