Ask for the
thyroid Nodule
test that reveals
MORE ABOUT YOU.TM
Your diagnostic questions need clear answers, right from the start. ASK FOR THE AFIRMA TEST to get insights and answers to critical questions that can help you and
your doctor confidently customize your care.
Ask for the thyroid Nodule
test that reveals
MORE ABOUT YOU.TM
Your diagnostic questions need clear answers, right from the start. ASK FOR THE AFIRMA TEST to get insights and answers to critical questions that can help you and your doctor confidently customize your care.
Thyroid nodule diagnosis used to be a time of uncertainty.
Up to 30%
of FNA biopsies did not clearly show whether the nodule was cancerous or not1
The majority
of these cases used surgery to get a clear diagnosis1
About 75%
of these surgeries were proven unnecessary, as the nodules turned out to be benign1
Now, there is an advanced diagnostic test to reduce that uncertainty and avoid unnecessary surgery.1
Molecular testing was developed in order to add more clarity to the diagnostic process, and is supported by trusted guidelines from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).2,3
The Afirma test is an advanced diagnostic test that can help you avoid
unnecessary thyroid surgery or confidently customize your care plan.4,5
When to expect the Afirma test in your diagnostic journey
The Afirma test has helped over 150,000 patients.4,5
Ask for the
Afirma test
Your thyroid nodule diagnosis experience is all about you. Make sure you and your doctor collect all of the necessary information as you plan your path forward.
Before you get an FNA biopsy, prepare yourself with the right questions to ask your doctor by downloading our Discussion Guide.
Access & Support
Veracyte is committed to providing all patients with access to
the Afirma test, regardless of their personal financial situation.
Broad
Coverage

Covered by Medicare5

Covered by most commercial payers
(over 260 million patients)5

Low out-of-pocket
Cost

Medicare patients have a
$0 out-of-pocket cost5

Commercial insurance patients have
out-of-pocket costs dependent on
individual care plan design5

Additional
Financial Support

The Veracyte Access Program
supports both uninsured and
commercially insured patients
with financial need5

Patient Stories
Hear from real people about the complications and lifelong effects of unnecessary thyroid surgery and the value of having access to the Afirma test.
Find a Doctor
for the Afirma test
If you have, or suspect that you have, a thyroid nodule and would like to find a doctor in your area who performs the Afirma test, simply fill out the information form here. Within two business days, a Veracyte Customer Care representative will match you with a list of doctors in your area who offer the Afirma test.
References: 1. Patel KN, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018. 2. Haugen BR, et al. Thyroid 2016. 3. NCCN Thyroid Carcinoma Clinical Practice Guidelines, v1. 2017. 4. Ali SZ, et al. Cancer Cytopathol. 2019. 5. Data On File.