Genetic testing and counseling services
Genetic evaluation is an important part of personalized care, as many health conditions have a genetic basis and genetic test results can help to guide medical decisions. At Main Line Health, the team of genetic counselors in the Genetics and Risk Assessment Program provides consultations related to cancer genetics, cardiovascular genetics and prenatal genetics to promote the wellness of our patients and their families.
The Genetics and Risk Assessment Program is committed to helping patients and their providers understand the impact of personal history, family history and genetics on health risks and management options.
What to expect at your genetic counseling appointment
Meeting with a genetic counselor in any of our service lines can include:
- Overview of risk factors, including genetics, lifestyle and environment
- Comprehensive analysis of the personal and family history
- Coordination of genetic testing and interpretation of genetic test results, as applicable
- Discussion of risks and customized, related management options
- Referral resources for follow-up and support
These forms can be completed and brought to your initial appointment.
The following optional form may be filled out to enable release of your genetic testing information to your relatives or physicians, or for release of your records to another provider to the Genetics and Risk Assessment Program.
Do insurance companies cover genetic testing?
Many insurances cover the costs of genetic consultation and testing. If you have concerns about whether or not your insurance will cover these services, please feel free to contact us.
Opportunities to participate in genetic research
Based on your personal history, and/or your genetic test result, you may be eligible to participate in research studies. If you are interested in learning more about potential research opportunities that may be available to you, please contact the genetics program.