While the causes of obesity and diabetes tend to be multifactorial, next generation sequencing of an individual's DNA can shed light on the patient’s root cause of diabetes and obesity as well as help tailor specific treatments to the patient’s genetic makeup.
What Can This Test Tell Me?
This test may identify a monogenic disorder of diabetes or obesity, which means the cause of obesity is genetic, it may help tailor treatment based on certain variants and their known relationships with diabetes drug therapy, and it may determine your risk factors for developing diabetes or obesity.
This report is best interpreted by a physician and genetic counselor to best answer all questions.
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 Diabetes/Obesity Testing?
Individuals with a personal history of diabetes/obesity or showing clinical features of monogenic obesity/diabetes are the best candidates for this test.
ABCC8, ADRB2, ADRB3, AGRP, ALMS1, ARL6, BBS1, BBS10, BBS12, BBS2, BBS4, BBS5, BBS7, BBS9, BDNF, CARTPT, CEL, CEP290, EIF2AK3, ENPP1, FOXP3, GCK, GHRL, GLIS3, GNAS, HNF1A, HNF1B, HNF4A, INS, KCNJ11, LEP, LEPR, MAGEL2, MC4R, MKKS, MKS1, NEUROD1, NEUROG3, NTRK2, PCSK1, PDX1, POMC, PPARG, PPARGC1B, PTF1A, PYY, RFX6, SDC3, SDCCAG8, SIM1, TRIM32, TTC8, UCP1, UCP3, WDPCP, and WFS1
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