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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Radiology and Laboratory Services Handbook : 2 Independent Laboratory : 2.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations, and Prior Authorization : 2.2.6 Breast Cancer Gene 1 and 2 (BRCA) Testing : Genetic Counseling
Genetic counseling must be provided by a trained genetic counselor, nurse specialist in genetics, or other medical provider possessing expertise in genetic counseling that is not affiliated with the genetic testing laboratory for clients before and after BRCA gene mutation testing.
Both pre- and post-test counseling must provide the depth of content and time for the client to make an informed testing decision. The genetic counseling must be nondirective, and information about the purpose and nature of the tests must be provided to the client.
Pre-test genetic counseling must include:

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