Genetic Testing

Ask your doctor

The following questions can help you talk to your doctor about a genetic test. Consider printing or writing down these questions and taking them to your appointment. Taking notes can help you remember your doctor’s response when you get home.

Doctor and Patient at appointment with ipad

Bring a list of questions to with your doctor about genetic testing. 

  1. What will a genetic test tell us about congenital heart disease (CHD), drug metabolism, or other conditions?
  2. How accurate is the test?
  3. Are there any ethical considerations related to the test?
  4. Can you refer me to a genetic counselor?
  5. Does insurance cover the test?
  6. Should my other family members be tested as well?