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How much does rapid whole genome sequencing cost?

How much does rapid whole genome sequencing cost?

Cost of rWGS An estimated cost of $7,400 was applied per trio rWGS performed. This is an average of total costs from previous cases sequenced at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) and includes the cost sequencing and interpretation.

How much does genome sequencing cost Australia?


WGS test options Description Price (AUD$ ex GST)
WGS-small singleton 1-100 genes $2400
WGS-medium singleton 101-400 genes $3000
WGS-comprehensive singleton >400 genes +/- Mendeliome $4300
Trio (2 parents + child) Available for comprehensive WGS only $7400

How much does genome testing cost?

The cost of genetic testing can range from under $100 to more than $2,000, depending on the nature and complexity of the test. The cost increases if more than one test is necessary or if multiple family members must be tested to obtain a meaningful result. For newborn screening, costs vary by state.

Is genome sequencing covered by Medicare?

Medicare has limited coverage of genetic testing for an inherited genetic mutation. Medicare covers genetic testing for people with a cancer diagnosis who meet certain criteria; you must have a cancer diagnosis to qualify for coverage of genetic testing for an inherited mutation under Medicare.

Why is genome sequencing cheaper now?

The progress and use of genome sequencing have advanced with the help of technological innovations that have improved the speed and quality and reduced the associated costs, meaning that sequencing is feasible with an average research budget.

Can you get private genetic testing?

Better2Know provides private genetic testing for those who are concerned about hereditary conditions such as cancer or heart disease. Our confidential services are designed to tailor to give you the peace of mind you deserve with regards to your personal health.

Is NGS covered by Medicare?

Specifically, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established coverage of NGS as a diagnostic laboratory test when performed in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratory, ordered by a treating physician, and specific criteria are met.