Frequently Asked Questions
Your doctor recognized some features about your personal and/or family history which raised concern about inherited risk factors for cancer. It is
important to determine if you or your family members have genetic risk factors in order to help determine the best way to
manage your health care.
In general, if you have coverage to see a specialist at the University of Michigan, you will have similar coverage to be seen in the Cancer Genetics
Clinic. Our billing services team will preauthorize your clinic visit. If there are concerns about the coverage, you will receive a phone call
from a member of our team.
99245 - Outpatient consult
99205 - New patient visit
In general, it is most important to verify coverage for the appointment. Coverage for the genetic testing often requires additional information
gathered at your appointment. Our billing services team will check some of the common genetic testing codes prior to your appointment, and will
let us know in advance if further information will be required for testing authorization.
We do see patients who are self-referred. However, you may need a referral from your primary care physician for insurance reasons. Please check
with your insurance company.
In general, please allot 1 - 1.5 hours.
Yes. If you plan to bring more than 1-2 people, please notify us
in advance to ensure we have a room big enough to accommodate everyone.
Yes, we can evaluate multiple referred family members together,
but each family member will need to schedule an individual appointment.
Please notify us if there will be more than 1-2 people at the visit so we can ensure we have a room to accommodate everyone.
Depending on the test, results may be available as quickly as 2 weeks,
or may take up to 3 months.
Coming to the consultation does not mean you must undergo genetic
testing, but that you are interested in learning more. If you and the clinician
decide genetic testing is indicated, blood can be drawn at the conclusion of your appointment.
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