December 6 2013: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports. Customers who received their health information prior to November 22, 2013 will still be able to see their health reports, but those who purchased after that time will only receive their ancestry information as well as access to their uninterpreted raw data. These new customers may receive health reports in the future dependent on FDA marketing authorization.
Typically, insurance companies will pay for a genetic test only if there is a family history putting someone at risk for a particular genetic disorder and only when the test can confirm or rule out the disorder. The service 23andMe provides is not a medical genetic test, and is not covered by insurance. Our goal is to connect you with information on your entire genome, as opposed to testing for specific mutations in specific genes.
You and your physician may find the information we provide helpful when looked at together with your personal and family health history. However, 23andMe’s test is not diagnostic and should not be submitted to your health insurance for reimbursement.