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Concierge DNA Testing: Boston Doctors And Genetic Counselors Consult, But It Will Cost You

August 20, 2019

From the WBUR website

In a medical exam room at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Robert C. Green goes over a menu of DNA tests with a new patient.

“So based on your physical examination, your medical history and your family history, you don’t really need genetic testing,” he advises her. “But if you want to look at some of the options for predictive genetic testing and possible preventive care, we’ve got a couple of options for you.”

There are the big-ticket “whole-genome” tests that look at more than 3,000 genes and can cost nearly $3,000 for a full interpretation. “And we’ve got some more limited and less expensive panel options,” Green offers. “For example, if you were really concerned about cancer, there’s a $250, 61-gene cancer panel which is very specific for cancer.”

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