Cardiomyopathy, a disorder characterized by the disease of heart muscle, may occur due to an inherited cause—hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common inherited form, with an estimated prevalence of 1 in 500 in the general population. HCM is the leading cause of sudden non-traumatic death in young adults and competitive athletes in the United States. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC), left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) are also inherited disorders that can be detected with genetic screening.
What Can This Test Tell Me?
This test may show that you have inherited form of cardiomyopathy. This information is valuable because signs and symptoms of the disorder may not be detected through standard diagnostic or screening tests. The information gained through cardiomyopathy testing may help prevent unexpected cardiac arrest and other manifestations of this disease.
How to Get Tested:
Step 1: Your physician orders a test based on medical necessity, and your cheek swab is collected.
Step 2: Our billing team verifies coverage and begins testing if approved. If coverage is denied, we contact you to discuss options.
Step 3: Within 2-3 weeks, testing is completed, reviewed by our clinical team, and a report is electronically sent back to your doctor.
Step 4: Your doctor reviews the report with you, and you may discuss results with a genetic counselor!
Cost and Coverage:
Billing through insurance: a doctor's order with medical necessity for testing is required to bill insurance. Our in-house billing team is happy to answer your questions!
LVG does not accept direct payment for this test.
Who Should Have Cardiomyopathy Testing?
Individuals with a personal history of cardiomyopathy or a family history of sudden cardiac death are the best candidates for testing.
ACTA2, ANK2, APOB, CASQ2, CAV3, CLCNKA, COL3A1, DSG2, FBN1, KCNE1, KCNH2, KCNJ2, KCNQ1, LDLR, LDLRAP1, MYBPC3, MYH11, MYH7, MYLK, PCSK9, PKP2, RYR2, SCN5A, SLC22A5, SMAD3, TGFBR1, TGFBR2, TTN
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