Tag: EDS

What is the Cost of EDS Testing?

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What is the cost of EDS testing?

We answered this question for a patient without insurance the other day. We asked for client pay pricing at a number of large genetic testing companies that perform EDS testing. To clarify, EDS testing for which we obtained pricing was usually for panels that tested for multiple subtypes of EDS as well as Marfan and syndromes associated with vascular aneurysms. The reason for this is that with improvement in molecular diagnostic technology, we know that there is great variability between individuals and the old classifications based on pure clinical features is not as relevant.  The clinical features can hint at one type of EDS over another but the reality is that every individual has different manifestations based on their own private genetic alterations within the various proteins involved in collagen synthesis, assembly and degradation.  As a result, it is much better to do broad panel testing.

I have had numerous patients prove me wrong.  Based on clinical criteria, I have diagnosed Hypermobile type only to find out with testing that they had classic or another version of EDS.  The variability between individuals is what makes us unique.

So what is the cost of EDS testing?

$1500-$1750 not including medical consultation

  • dna-diagnostics-center
  • pathway
  • Baylor Miraca
  • Quest-Diagnostics
  • labcorp_f