Are GeneSight tests accurate?

The GeneSight Psychotropic test’s accuracy is 99.8%. The accuracy of the GeneSight Psychotropic test is regulated by CAP, CLIA, and New York State Department of Health, and its analytical validity has been approved by each of these organizations. Evaluates how well a test predicts patient outcomes.

What does GeneSight testing show?

The GeneSight test analyzes clinically important genetic variations in your DNA. Results can inform your doctor about how you may break down or respond to certain medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions.

Does GeneSight work for anxiety?

“This new study provides strong evidence that the GeneSight test can help physicians personalize treatment for patients with anxiety, leading to more effective treatment and a beneficial reduction in benzodiazepine use.”

Does GeneSight test for ADHD?

The GeneSight test has been updated to include stimulant and non-stimulant medications approved for the treatment of ADHD, plus 3 additional genes – ADRA2A, CES1A1, and COMT*.

Does GeneSight diagnose?

The GeneSight® test is a pharmacogenomic test, not a diagnostic test. While both tests may analyze DNA, there are meaningful differences between the two: Diagnostic testing looks at changes in a person’s DNA that are associated with a disease — such as types of breast cancer.

Does GeneSight test for bipolar?

The GeneSight Psychotropic test adds four medications known as mood stabilizers, which are used to treat patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder; 12 anxiolytic and hypnotic medications, which are used to treat patients with anxiety; and one new antipsychotic medication.

Can DNA testing show mental illness?

The short answer to this question is no. Currently, genetic tests cannot accurately predict your risk of developing a mental disorder.

Does 23andme test for mental illness?

Companies like 23andme and Navigenics provide genetic DNA testing reports that purportedly tell you your risk factors for getting not only certain medical conditions, but also mental disorders, like bipolar or attention deficit disorder.

How do you read a GeneSight test?

How to Interpret the GeneSight® Report

  1. Green. – “Use as Directed”
  2. Yellow. – “Moderate Gene-Drug Interaction”
  3. Red. – “Significant Gene-Drug Interaction”
  4. Gray. – “No Proven Genetic Markers”

How is the genesight ® test administered?

The GeneSight ® test is administered by your healthcare provider in their office. Your doctor collects a DNA sample by painlessly swabbing the inside of your cheek. The sample is sent to our lab for analysis. After we receive your sample, your doctor will typically get test results about 36 hours.

How much does genesight cost?

Medicaid — Typically, you will have a $0 out of pocket cost. Commercial or Other Insurance — Plans vary, but you may be expected to cover a portion of the cost (typically $330 or less) and the GeneSight Promise applies.

How do I contact genesight customer service?

If you experience any issues or have questions, please email [email protected] or call our Customer Service team at 866.757.9204. Looking for a doctor, nurse practitioner or psychiatrist who offers the GeneSight® test?

Is genesight approved by the FDA?

GeneSight has not been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval. †—No peer-reviewed studies have examined medication or behavioral outcomes of GeneSight testing in children.