What is GeneSight Testing?
GeneSight testing a pharmacogenomic test that analyzes how your DNA may affect your response to depression medications. This test assists you doctor in prescribing a more genetically corresponding medication and help them avoid medications that can cause more side effects or even not work at all.
How do I Take the Test?
Step 1: Your doctor collects a DNA sample by painlessly swabbing the inside of your cheek.
Step 2: The sample is sent to the GeneSight lab for analysis.
Step 3: We will typically get results around 36 hours after GeneSight has received the sample.
Step 4: We can use insights from your report as a guide for medication selection.
1,000,000+ people have taken the GeneSight test.
Patients with depression saw a 50% improvement in remission rates when their clinician used GeneSight Psychotropic instead of their usual treatment.
How much does it cost?
Over 95% of patients pay $330 or less for their GeneSight test. Regardless of income, they believe everyone should have access to the best possible care. That’s why they work directly with you to make sure their services are accessible and out-of-pocket costs are transparent.
Insurance can be complicated, and GeneSight wants you to feel comfortable knowing what you’ll owe. GeneSight promises that if your cost could be more than $330, they will call you before your test is processed.
Here is what you might owe for the GeneSight® test:
Medicare or Medicaid — If you have a traditional Medicare or Medicaid plan, your cost is $0
Medicare Advantage — If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you may be expected to cover a portion of the test. That’s typically $330 or less. If it’s more, they will contact you before they process the test.
Employer or other insurance — If you have commercial insurance, you also may be expected to cover a portion of the test. That’s typically $330 or less. If it’s more, they will contact you before they process the test.
Uninsured — Please contact GeneSight to find out how they can help.
By finding the right treatment sooner, the GeneSight test can also help save on doctor visits and the cost of medications that don’t work.