What are the costs of testing for genetic disorders?

The costs for testing for genetic disorders vary widely. The cost depends on -  type of test

-  labor cost

-  size of gene being tested

-  number of genes being tested

-  costs for patent or royalties

-  the kind of lab


However, health insurance plans frequently cover the expenses if your doctor has recommended them. Check carefully beforehand to see which tests are covered, as this varies from one plan to another. Some people decide to pay the expenses out-of-pocket, fearing that insurance companies could use test results to change their coverage.


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