Hereditary Heart Disease Test

Understand how inherited heart conditions can affect your health.

Heart disease is often the result of poor lifestyle choices, but genetic heart disease is due to changes in genes, which we inherit from our parents and can pass down to our children.

With genetic testing we can help you by determining your risk factors based on your DNA, so you can take steps now, to reduce complications in the future.

Managing a heart condition is possible if you know about it.

Finding out early if you have or are prone to a chronic or mild heart condition could save your life.

Benefits of our Hereditary Heart Test include:

World-Class 24/7 Customer Support
Qualifies you for future screening for other conditions
Cost covered by many medical insurance plans
See If I Qualify
Quick reporting turnaround times
Clear, accurate, detailed reports
Professional follow-up support with a genetic counselor

The results of this test are detailed and highly accurate.

Having the test would help you and your healthcare provider draft a plan to help you prevent potentially serious future complications

Trusted by over 232,000 Americans to date.

See If I Qualify

Who needs this test?

Nearly half of all U.S. adults already have or will develop some type of cardiovascular disease. 4

Getting unique insight into inherited heart conditions can help you and your healthcare provider build a heart health plan that can benefit your future health.
Individuals who qualify for the test include:

People with a personal history of cardiac diseases including:

Thickened or thinned heart muscle (Cardiomyopathy)

Irregular heart rate (Arrhythmia)

Affected with aortic aneurysm (Thoracic, Abdominal)


Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Born with any Heart Defects (Congenital Heart Defects)

Valvular Heart Disease

Vascular disease (Blood Vessel Disease)

People who have experienced the following:

Sudden or early heart attack

Cardiac Arrest

Heart failure or a transplant

Elevated or high cholesterol levels


Unstable Angina

Had a pacemaker installed

Inherited heart conditions are passed on through families and are caused by a change or mutation in one or more of our genes. Most people who inherit these conditions don’t know they are at risk and don’t suffer symptoms until it’s too late.

Left unchecked and untreated, inherited heart conditions can lead to serious problems such as coronary heart disease, heart attacks, sudden cardiac arrest, or even heart failure.

How it works

We’re driven by our commitment to deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We value our strong customer relationships and are defined by them.

Step 1

Do you qualify?

Fill in our intake questionnaire, online or via phone. We will assess your request and share it with a Telemedicine Physician to conduct a consult with you. If the physician approves your request, we will send you a kit in the mail, at no charge.

Step 2

Receive Your Test Kit

Once you receive your kit, follow the instructions inside and administer the test on yourself. You can also visit your local health care provider and have them conduct it for you.

Step 3

Send Kit To Lab

Place your sample back in the kit. Make sure the pre-paid sticker is placed outside of the kit, and drop it off in your mailbox for pickup. 

Step 4

Processing & Report

Get results sent to you and your physician via email as well as a hard copy sent to your house.

Most insured patients pay $0

Ambrose tests are covered by Medicare and most major insurers.

Only 4% of patients have insurance plans which do not have coverage for our services.


Nationwide, more than 96% of Ambrose patients have no out-of-pocket cost for screening.

Esther Tellman

Medicare Part B

Frequently asked questions

Is Ambrose’s Genetic Testing Covered by Health Insurance?

In most cases, your health insurance or medicare will cover the cost of testing if genetic testing is recommended to you by your doctor. If you are interested in ordering genetic tests, you should contact your insurance company beforehand and ask about coverage.

What Does Ambrose Do To Protect My Privacy?

Ambrose guarantees that we will not share your or your family analysis information with ANY third party without your explicit permission. We do not provide information to law enforcement without a valid court-ordered request. We support the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other laws that protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their genetics.

When will I get results?

Our goal is to provide you with an accurate genetic test result in a reasonable time period. While most testing periods have a relatively consistent timeframe, a number of factors contribute to estimations for time of delivery, such as the size of the gene and the complexity of the interpretation. Our average turnaround time for genetic testing is usually 3-4 weeks.

Can I cancel if I want to?

If for any reason throughout the process, you decide not to move forward with our tests, Ambrose will cancel your request immediately.


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2. Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2019 update: a report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2019;139(10):e56–528.
3. Fryar CD, Chen T-C, Li X. Prevalence of uncontrolled risk factors for cardiovascular disease: United States, 1999–2010 [PDF-494K]. NCHS data brief, no. 103. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; 2012. Accessed May 9, 2019.
4. Cardiovascular diseases - American Heart Association