The service 23andMe provides is not a medical genetic test, and is not covered by insurance. Our goal is to provide you with an overview of your DNA through personalized reports on carrier status*, genetic health risk*, ancestry, traits and wellness.
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. If you believe you have a medical need for genetic testing, please talk to your healthcare provider about genetic testing for medical purposes. Medical genetic tests may be covered by insurance, depending on your insurance policy, and indication for testing.
*The 23andMe PGS test uses qualitative genotyping to detect clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva collected using an FDA-cleared collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001) for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks and reporting carrier status. It is not intended to diagnose any disease. The relevance of each report varies based on ethnicity. Each genetic health risk report describes if a person has variants associated with a higher risk of developing a disease, but does not describe a person’s overall risk of developing the disease. These reports are not intended to tell you anything about your current state of health, or to be used to make medical decisions, including whether or not you should take a medication or how much of a medication you should take. Our carrier status reports can be used to determine carrier status, but cannot determine if you have two copies of any genetic variant. These carrier reports are not intended to tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future or anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life. For Gaucher Disease Type 1, we provide a single report that includes information on both carrier status and genetic health risk.