The Cancer Genetics Program of GHS Cancer Institute is led by Dr. Carla Jorgensen and Dr. Kim H. Yee and is staffed by three board-certified genetic counselors. The goals of the program are to identify individuals and families who are at increased risk for hereditary cancer; offer options for genetic testing, screening, and medical management based on the individual and family histories; and reduce the chance for developing certain types of cancer by personalizing screening and risk-reduction plans.
If you or a close blood relative (parent, child, brother/sister, aunt/uncle or grandparent) has a history of any of the following, or if there already has been genetic testing in your family and there is a known gene mutation, please ask your doctor about referring you for an appointment for genetic counseling.
Once your appointment is scheduled, please complete a medical history form and bring it to your appointment along with your insurance card and a copy of any genetic test results available from immediate family members.
The genetic counseling office visit is billed separately from any genetic tests that may be ordered. The office visit is billed using the 96040 code. We recommend that you verify coverage with your insurer. Pre-authorization is required in some cases. If so, it is your responsibility to ensure that your referring physician has obtained pre-authorization prior to your appointment.
Please call (864) 455-1346 if you are having trouble determining your out-of-pocket financial responsibility for the office visit. Our genetic counselors will determine if you meet your health insurer’s criteria coverage for genetic testing after your consultation.
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900 W. Faris Road
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 455-1346 | (864) 672-7802 fax
120 Dillon Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864) 699-5700 | (864) 672-7802 fax
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