Most of our test results are ready within 28 days after the sample goes into analysis. Whole Exome Sequencing results are usually ready 8-10 weeks after the sample goes into analysis.
We will send your results directly to your ordering healthcare provider. They will then share them with you and discuss how they affect your future healthcare, and whether the results have significance.
There are 3 possible results:
- A pathogenic or likely pathogenic variant(s): We found a variant that might be related to your symptoms. If you do not currently have symptoms, it might mean that you have an increased chance of developing symptoms in the future.
- Variant of Unknown Significance (VUS): We found a variant, but we do not have enough information at this time to know whether this variant causes symptoms or not. As more and more people have genetic testing, we might learn more about whether this variant is disease-causing or not in the future.
- Negative. We did not find any variants that are known or suspected to cause symptoms at this time. This does NOT mean that you do not have a genetic condition as we do not have the ability to find all genetic variants at this time. Talk to your healthcare provider about whether a different genetic test or more testing in the future would be helpful for you.
If your results do not reveal a diagnosis, talk to your healthcare provider about whether they recommend a different test or testing. If you have not seen a geneticist or genetic counselor, talk to your healthcare provider about whether this might be helpful.