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Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing

Q. What is genetic testing?
A. Cancer genetic testing is a diagnostic test that will determine whether you carry a gene change that causes an increased risk for a hereditary cancer syndrome. The test is typically performed by obtaining a blood or mouthwash sample that contains your DNA or genetic information.

Q. Will my insurance cover the cost of genetic testing?
A. Each insurance provider has different policies regarding coverage of genetic testing. If genetic testing is warranted, your genetic counselor can help facilitate the testing process.

Q. Will my insurance provider discriminate against me if I participate in genetic testing?
A: No. There is a law that prohibits health insurers from genetic discrimination.

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