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Insights / October 16, 2019 / by beaconlbs

Featured Lab-Of-Choice: Invitae

BeaconLBS has invited the Labs-of-Choice™ to provide some more information about themselves for a blog series featuring each of the Labs-of-Choice. The following content was provided by the featured lab, Invitae.

Invitae is a genetic testing company that is dedicated to providing access to medically actionable genetic information across all stages of life—from preconception through adult diagnostics. For far too long, access to genetic testing has been a challenge for the healthcare community, and Invitae is ready to take this challenge head-on. Invitae is reinventing genetic testing by making diagnostic genetic information more accessible to clinicians and patients. With a broad, global reach, Invitae’s mission is to make high-quality genetic testing affordable and accessible to everyone. This mission starts with Invitae’s strong team of experts in genetics, bioinformatics, engineering, technology, and commercial development who are all focused on one goal: bringing genetic information into mainstream medicine.

In order to achieve its mission, Invitae has built its genetic testing program on two key pillars: affordability and quality.

Affordability: Through a combination of innovation, perseverance, and persistence, Invitae has lowered the costs of genetic tests, while maintaining its high-quality standards.

Quality: Invitae’s quality testing is backed by more than 1000 peer-reviewed studies, showing 100% analytic sensitivity and specificity. Full-gene sequencing and deletion/duplication analysis is offered with every test using blood or saliva. All tests offered by Invitae meet and exceed the standards for accreditation at national and state levels, including College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. Every report is reviewed by Invitae’s team of Ph.D. scientists, medical geneticist lab directors, and genetic counselors.

Invitae’s genetic tests cover a wide spectrum of health concerns. Testing is available for the following clinical areas:

  • Medical oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Metabolics and neonatal
  • Obstetrics, gynecology, and maternal-fetal medicine
  • IVF and fertility medicine
  • Internal and family medicine

For more information about Invitae and the tests they offer please visit

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