At Mayo Clinic Laboratories, providers have direct access to genetic counselors who help guide appropriate test utilization, ensuring the right patient receives the right test. These healthcare professionals are skilled in communicating genetic information, interpreting family history information, and identifying the potential implications of genetic testing.
40+ genetic counselors WHO support genetic testing
~13,000 test orders reviewed annually
12% average savings on testing costs due to genetic counselor review1
Our counselors review many of our genetic test orders, which can result in:
Providing a wealth of knowledge in the genetic testing space, our genetic counselors are disease experts who:
Our genetic counselors target complex genetic tests for review upon specimen receipt. After reviewing an order and provided clinical information, our genetic counselors may recommend modifying or canceling the test order. Examples of commonly modified or canceled orders include:
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