Montefiore Medical Center requires that all patients who are getting genetic testing meet with a genetic counselor prior to testing. These two steps require payment, some or all of which may be covered by your insurance. At your appointment, you will meet with a genetic counselor who will explain the testing process and review your family history. If you decide to pursue testing, blood will be drawn at your appointment and will be sent to the lab for testing. Results will be available 2-3 weeks later.
Here is a list of the current testing options available through our clinic:
- Ashkenazi Jewish panel
- Sephardic diseases
- Expanded carrier screening
- Additional testing may be recommended by your genetic counselor based on your personal or family history
Testing panels often change as more is discovered in the realm of genetics. Make sure to check in with us or your doctor to see if your screening is up to date.