With the concurrent release of inexpensive clinical grade multi-gene panel tests, patients are making their own choices. This talk will address patient desires, physician understanding of results, advisable thresholds for consideration of testing, best use of limited genetic counselor time and population-based estimates of pathogenic variants that may confuse patients without family history.
Discuss when to refer a genetic counselor, pre and post test counseling vs post test only
Review genetic testing indications for the Ashkenazi community
Define the benefits and hazards of consumer directed genetic testing