Type 2 Diabetes (Practitioners) USA | GeneType | Genetic Technologies

Know your patient’s risk of type 2 diabetes

T2D screening is recommended for adults over 35 years based on BMI.  But participation in and success of risk reduction programs is often limited.

Personalized risk assessment

GeneType for Type 2 Diabetes provides personalized risk assessment integrating clinical, familial and genetic risk factors.

GeneType for Type 2 Diabetes is appropriate for:

  • Men and women
  • Ages 40 – 70 years
  • Self-identify as Non-Hispanic White
  • Fasting blood glucose < 126mg/dL


 GeneType testing is simple

Step 1

Register as a provider; our team will provide clinical education and other resources as needed.

GeneType will send kits to your clinic to have on hand.

Step 2

Discuss geneType with your patient.

Would geneType help her qualify for additional risk reduction strategies?

Step 3

Complete the Test Requisition form, collect a sample from the patient in the saliva tube provided and return both to geneType.

You will have the option to use a paper requisition, or a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal to complete the ordering process.

Step 4

Leave the rest to us.

GeneType will notify you when your patient’s results are ready.

You will have the option to request a consult with a genetic counsellor,  whether to review your patient’s results and/or to follow-up with your patient, as needed.

One report. Actionable insights

GeneType reports are structured to make the results easy to interpret and communicate to a patient.

The geneType for Type 2 Diabetes report includes:

  • A snapshot of your patient’s 8-year risk score
  • Interpretation of what their risk score means in the context of current guidelines
  • Polygenic risk score indicating your patient’s “baseline” type 2 diabetes risk
  • Information about modifying type 2 diabetes risk factors
  • Types of screening and risk-reducing interventions that may be relevant to your patient’s risk category

Sample patient report

Do you have questions?
We have answers.

If we haven’t answered your question, contact us directly.

Can I use geneType for Type 2 Diabetes in adults who are not white, non-Hispanic?


GeneType for Type 2 Diabetes is currently validated in non-Hispanic White adults between the ages of 40-70.

Work in other ethnicities/races is ongoing, but integrated risk scores are not yet available.

I use a traditional type 2 diabetes risk assessment model, why should I choose geneType?

The benefit of geneType is in the common genetic markers that we examine and incorporate with other standard markers of risk, like cholesterol or fasting glucose levels. This give you an advantage to visualize a component of your patient’s risk that you can’t see in traditional risk models. This leads to improved stratification, particularly in adults that may present with minimal clinical risk factors, but may have a high “baseline” risk based on these common genetic markers. Importantly, lifestyle modifications are effective in reducing type 2 diabetes risk across all genetic risk categories.

Is this test reimbursed by insurance?

No. At this time geneType is a self-pay test. However, your patient may use FSA/HSA to pay for the test.

Interested in ordering more than one disease? Order geneType Multi-Test.

See individual disease pages for more information about each test.

The Multi-Risk suite of tests is for adults 40-69 years of age. At maximum, a woman would be eligible for 5 diseases in the panel; a man would be eligible for 4. If patient is younger than 40, they may qualify for geneType's breast or colorectal risk assessments only.

Coming soon: melanoma, pancreatic cancer and atrial fibrillation geneType tests. Patient eligibility dependent on personal medical history, age, sex and self-identified race/ethnicity

Blog posts

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    Kidney Diseases (US); 2018 Aug. CHAPTER 3: Prevalence and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes
  2. Jonas DE et al.JAMA. 2021;326(8):744-760.
  3. Ali MK et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e193160. 
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). National Diabetes Prevention Program. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/images/library/socialmedia/NDPP_WorkingTogetherDiabetes_Print.pdf. accessed June 2022
  5. American Diabetes Association Professional Practice Committee. Diabetes Care. 2022;45(Suppl 1):S17–S38.

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