In order to ensure 2023 billing, testing must be activated before the end of the year, or within 30 days of proband sample collection (if sample was collected in 2023). For Exome, Genome, or Xpanded testing, if you do not expect parental samples to be received in time for testing to be activated with 2023 billing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine how to proceed.
For a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), targeted testing misses the mark
Historically recommended tests like chromosomal microarray and panels miss the critical answers your patients are looking for, and a stepwise approach can delay diagnosis.2 Whole exome sequencing (WES) is recommended as a first-tier genetic test by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) for developmental delay, intellectual disability, and congenital anomalies and is warranted for other neurodevelopmental disorders like autism.3,4
Exome testing can significantly reduce the time to an accurate genetic diagnosis – on average by 6-8 years – sparing pediatric patients years of searching for answers.5
A genetic diagnosis helps providers identify, treat, and/or prevent co-occurring medical conditions, avoid unnecessary invasive testing, offer appropriate interventions to children with ASD.4,5
Patients and families can access prognostic information, evaluate potential recurrence risks, gain a better understanding of condition-specific information, and discover resources and communities with shared experiences.6,7,8 Surveys suggest that most parents of a child with ASD want genetic testing ordered.9,10
Over 70% of commercial health plans cover exome sequencing for children with neurodevelopmental disorders that meet clinical criteria.
Most GeneDx patients who received exome testing had $0 out-of-pocket responsibility for testing.9
Our dedicated team of genetic counselors provides peer-to-peer support as well as genetic counseling for GeneDx patients at no additional cost, or through our independent partners, pusuant to patient insurance requirements. Our interpretation services focus on providing clinically actionable results, so you can quickly apply findings to your patients’ care plans.
Your patients are looking for answers. Find them with GeneDx.