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Navigating your way through the universeECRI Institute's ECRIgene of genetic tests can make you feel like you're "lost in space." With so many ways to go astray, you need to chart an appropriate course so you can see which tests matter, which don't, and which ones could lead to patient harm or increased costs.

Bringing Order to Chaos

ECRI Institute brings order to this chaotic universe to help you make timely decisions with high confidence using unbiased, evidence-based information.

As your portal to the details on the most clinically relevant, complex, and controversial genetic tests available today, ECRIgene™ and our doctoral-level experts in molecular and cell biology help you answer questions such as:

  • Which genetic tests are best and which should be avoided?
  • Which tests have robust clinical utility evidence?
  • How will this test benefit a patient?
  • Which payers are covering this test?

Your Genetic Test Control Center

Think of ECRIgene as your genetic test control center with experts constantly monitoring activities in this rapidly evolving universe. Our doctoral-level analysts, nurses, clinicians, and medical librarians research, analyze, and synthesize the key features and evidence on each relevant test using the GRADE-based evidence-rating system. These experts are dedicated to researching your custom requests and answering your specific questions.

Chart Your Course

Learn how ECRIgene can help you bring order to the chaos of genetic testing. Contact us now at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5181 or

Some Genetic Tests Are Worth It. Some Are Not. Learn the Difference.

With an interactive database, evidence reports, and evidence consultations, ECRIgene™ pilots you to the key information you need to confidently make decisions, including:

  • Test description and purpose
  • Gene(s) comprising each test or multi-gene panel
  • Diseases and conditions targeted by the test
  • U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services national, local, and private payer coverage policies
  • CPT® and Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System™ codes
  • Directory of genetic test labs with key contact information
  • Evidence analysis of clinical validity and utility data, and identification of evidence gaps
  • News briefs on important developments in the field, including regulatory decisions
  • FDA clearance and approvals

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