Neurogenetic testing is available for many different neurologic disorders. However, we recommend a discussion before testing, since many neurological disorders have lifelong implications for the individual and their family. Items that should be discussed prior to testing such as treatment (or sometimes lack of treatment), plans to build a family, how to handle life and long-term care insurance and disability care, and getting involved with research. Some of the conditions that we provide testing services for include:
Personal or Family History of One of These Conditions
Here’s how it works:
- We’ll have an initial consultation via phone or video to determine if you’re a candidate for neurogenetic testing.
- You’ll submit a blood or saliva sample using a test kit we’ll have mailed to you.
- We’ll have a follow up consultation via phone or video. We’ll walk through your results and make recommendations for you and your family members.
Overall the process takes 2 – 3 weeks.
Insurance and Payment
Most insurers cover genetic testing if certain conditions are met. We’ll review those with you at your initial consultation. If you’d prefer to self-pay, the laboratories accept credit cards, and the cost for the testing is as low as $250.
We also connect individuals and families with patient advocacy groups. It often helps to speak to other people who are dealing with many of the same difficult issues and decisions you may encounter.