Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs and Answers

Can I order the Genetic Ancestry Panel by itself?

The Genetic Ancestry Panel is only available as an addition to the Universal Panel.

How do I get this test?

Talk to your doctor about the Universal Panel combined with the Genetic Ancestry Panel. All you need to do is self-report your ancestry as specifically as you can.

If your doctor does not offer our testing, fill out the form on this page to locate a provider near you.

How many regions does the Genetic Ancestry Panel screen for?

Currently, the Genetic Ancestry Panel screens for 31 regions of ancestry.

What does opting in for research mean?

The Genetic Ancestry Panel is part of a study reporting on the variations in self-reported ancestry and genetic ancestry. Opting in for research means that your specimen, with all identifying information removed, may be kept and used in the study.

Who can I call with questions?

Feel free to give us a call at (855) 776-9436, and we’ll be happy to address your questions and explain our programs in more depth. NOTE: Please do not call your physician’s office with billing questions. Your physician will not be your best resource for questions about your insurance claim or bill involving NxGen MDx.

What is an Explanation of Benefits?

Once you select NxGen MDx’s tests with your doctor, you may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your insurance carrier. This document will outline the status of the NxGen claim against your policy and describes your estimated costs (if any) payable to your insurance carrier. NOTE: The EOB is NOT an invoice, and the estimated cost can change during the course of our appeal for payment with your provider. If you have questions regarding your EOB, please give us a call at (855) 776-9436 or email us at

Will my health plan cover your services?

Most health plans cover NxGen testing; however, if you have questions regarding coverage please contact us at

What is the accuracy rate?

NxGen offers one of the world’s most accurate tests for detecting genetic markers. As further assurance, doctors rely on best-in-class NxGen genetic screening as trusted tools for early family planning, giving couples peace of mind and a better outlook for the years ahead.

How is the test performed?

NxGen MDx utilizes the best available laboratory methods to perform testing on blood or saliva samples from each patient. Additional testing may be recommended if preliminary results indicate you or your partner is a carrier for any of the tested conditions.

I have no family history of genetic disease. Am I still at risk?

Yes, the reality is that any woman of childbearing age could be a carrier for cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, fragile X, or other common genetic conditions, even without a family history of the disease. A carrier can pass any of these conditions on to their unborn child if undetected. NxGen MDx utilizes state-of-the-art technology to provide you and your physician with the most accurate information to make educated family planning decisions.

Talk to a Genetic Counselor

As a NxGen client, you'll have access to personal genetic counselors who can help explain the results of your screens and provide insight on how to move forward. To schedule a personal conference to discuss your screen results, call (855) 776-9436. or click the link below.

Discuss Your Screening Results

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Get answers to all your questions related to billing, insurance coverage, the status of your screening results, and more by calling us at (855) 776-9436 or clicking the link below.

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