Study of Aetna-Insured Finds Lack of Pre-BRCA Test Counseling Despite Guidelines | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Studying a group of Aetna-insured women who sought testing for BRCA mutations over one year, researchers have found that most did not receive pre-test counseling by a trained genetic professional, despite national recommendations.

The findings, published today in JAMA, also suggested that interaction with a professional genetic counselor before testing was associated with better knowledge of BRCA, better reported understanding, and satisfaction with testing.

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