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Insurance, Confidentiality & Your Rights

Insurance companies often cover genetic counseling and genetic testing services.

Genetic Counseling & Genetic Testing Insurance Coverage

Genetic counseling and genetic testing are two separate services and each are billed separately.

The cost of genetic counseling depends on:

  • Complexity of the appointment
  • Number of appointments

Genetic testing is considered an elective procedure. The cost of testing often varies by the:

  • Gene analyzed
  • Laboratory used for testing

Insurance pre-authorization can be obtained for many genetic tests.

Confidentiality & Your Rights

Federal legislation prohibits the use of genetic information to determine your coverage and eligibility for individual or group health insurance plans and employment.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011