INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR GENETIC TESTING:
As genetic testing become more common, major insurance companies have now started to cover genetic tests if they are deemed medically necessary and will provide pertinent information for the management of your medical condition. Each insurance policy is different, therefore it is important to check with your insurance company. Often the authorization process may take months to process and may require individuals and/or patient vendors to dispute denial of services. A genetic counselor may also be able to help with this process, and many testing labs facilitate the insurance prior authorization process.