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.