Genetic Testing Round 2

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I met with a genetic counselor to discuss genetic testing for our second son, Aiden, that is due in August. {Click here to read about Joel's genetic testing results.} Going into the appointment I wasn't sure I would learn anything I didn't already know, and I was right.. but something good did come from it. The genetic counselor, Dr. S, suggested we do testing on Aiden just a few weeks after he is born. I agreed because it would be nice to either have peace of mind early on and know that Aiden does not have TSC or know early on that we need to see a specialist as soon as possible. The giant we have to face in the meantime is our insurance company. Dr. S will have to submit a letter to the insurance company (probably after Aiden is born) that states the medical need for the testing, which at this point is just family history unless Aiden shows signs at my 30 week ultrasound or after birth... The insurance company will then review the letter and either chose to approve or deny the testing. We really need them to approve it because if not it will be very expensive. Please continue to keep us in your prayers, and keep your fingers crossed that the insurance company will approve the testing after Aiden is born!

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