Please allow 4-6 weeks for lab results and recommendation to be reported
This test identifies the known genetic variants, or SNPs, that are associated with idiopathic scoliosis. These genetic variants may cause many of the underlying factors that initiate the spine curvature or cause its progression. This test will help your doctor determine the best course of action to minimize the impact of these underlying factors on your spine curvature and its ability to worsen due to growth. This test can also be used to determine genetic predisposition for developing adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in children prior to spinal curve development and in adults with a previous diagnosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Insurance companies typically do not cover this genetic testing since it is not looking for specific autosomal dominant disorders, such as Marfan's, Prader-Willi, etc. If you are seeking insurance reimbursement for using this test, you must have an order originating from the treating provider recommending the test. ScoliSMART and ScoliSMART Labs are not considered by insurance companies to be treating providers.