Service Level 1- Initial Assessment
Service Level 1- Initial Assessment
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All new Clients are required to have Initial Assessment first. This service level includes a brief review of personal and family history. This information is key to genetic testing eligibility and decision making. We can also answer questions about prior genetic testing and discuss how genetic testing can be useful in your healthcare.
Both client and physician will receive a note with summary of discussion, outlining a plan of action and suggestions for testing, clinical, or support resources. Clients who require the services of Medical Record Retrieval, or Personalized Risk Assessment, (within 10 business days of your appointment for Service Level 1) related to this assessment, will not be charged additional Co-Payment.

Please refer to the forms tab on the left, for a listing of the forms that are required for this service level. A link to the forms, which can be submitted online, will be forwarded to you with your e-mail payment confirmation.

59.00 to 109.00

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Discussions with a genetic counselor as offered by Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Testing Companies serve to provide key information for the understanding of genetic testing, although pedigree intake and record review may be focused to the results of genetic testing.  Although laboratory license and permit and genetic counselor certification and licensure where applicable, do not permit the practice of medicine, genetic counselors can provide explanation and direction to physicians and authorized medical professionals for the interpretation of the results of genetic testing.  Genetic counselors, upon physician waiver and in collaboration with ordering clinicians, can provide counseling on genetic testing and the meaning of test results. Comprehensive genetic counseling may be available through physicians who can provide genetic counseling within the scope of their practices as they choose and through genetic counselors within the scope of their practice. Please note that patient management and genetic counseling surrounding on-going prenatal or any diagnostic testing is best handled by Physicians, Maternal/Fetal and Pediatric Genetics specialists,  in conjunction with clinical services where they are available and in collaboration with genetic counselors and other genetic specialists. 

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