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GeneSight Genetic Testing

GeneSight Genetic Testing

Finding a medication that works well and with minimal to no side effects can be a difficult trial and error process. In addition, it can take many months to figure out the right combination and dosing of medications that fits you and your lifestyle the best. Genesight psychotropic tests are genetic tests from a proprietary testing center that shows your provider how your genes may affect a list of commonly used psychotropic medications. Currently, the results of Genesight genetic testing can help your provider and you better understand how you may respond to medications that treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychiatric conditions.

Benefits of Genetic Testing

  • It may help you avoid multiple medication trials

  • It tests medications used to treat several common mental health problems

  • You will receive a comprehensive, personalized report based on your genetic profile

  • May reduce unwanted side effects

  • Medication response may be higher

  • It may improve clinical outcomes and may improve response rates 

  • Payment assistance plans for those who may desire it

How is the Testing Completed?

The genetic material for the testing is simple and done in one of two ways:

1. You can take a swab at your provider's office or

2. The swab testing kit can be sent directly to your home to be done at your convenience

*The testing kit must be ordered by your healthcare provider.

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Cost For GeneSight Genetic Testing

Genetic testing with Genesight can be billed to some insurances. The following guide can be helpful in understanding what insurances will pay for and what out of pocket costs you may be responsible for.

Genesight Insurances Table

Genesight also offers a payment assistance plan for those who may desire one. Genesight genetic testing typically costs less than $330 for 95% of patients.

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