Citing Rise in Erroneous Test Requests, Aetna Investigates BRCA Testing Patterns in Two-Year Study | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

Following multiple accounts from payors about rising levels of inappropriate BRCA testing to gauge which women are at higher hereditary risk for breast and ovarian cancer, national insurer Aetna said last week that it will survey testing patterns among women treated in a community healthcare setting. The findings of the two-year study, which payors will surely be closely reviewing, could impact how BRACAnalysis, Myriad Genetics' flagship product, is covered by insurers.

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