Frequently Asked Questions

How is genetic testing going to affect my insurance?
GINA is a state and federal legislation that provides protection from genetic discrimination to individuals enrolled in group health insurance plans. More information will be provided before testing is conducted.

Will a physician be present during my genetic counseling visits?
During your appointment, a physician may or may not be present, however the genetic counselor will consult physicians about both your medical and family history. 

Can family members come with me to my first appointment?
Family and friends are welcome at your appointment, however if they have specific questions or concerns it may require a separate appointment for them.

What do I need to bring to my first appointment?
Please bring the medical questionnaire along with other copies of medical records (genetic test results/ pathology reports, etc.) to your appointment. Family medical history is also suggested.

How long will it take to get my genetic test results?
The timeline for testing varies, however the usual time frame is anywhere between 2-6 weeks. A more exact time will be given at the time of the test.