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Does it cost a lot to do the test for huntington's disease for the family?
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In brief: Several costs
Genetic testing itself is only a few hundred dollars.
However, responsible testing also means providing genetic counseling, a neurologic examination and psychological counseling before doing the blood test and allowing for a full discussion of the results afterwards. These visits also cost money. The huntington's disease society has a list of centers that will do the testing properly: www.Hdsa.Org.

In brief: Several costs
Genetic testing itself is only a few hundred dollars.
However, responsible testing also means providing genetic counseling, a neurologic examination and psychological counseling before doing the blood test and allowing for a full discussion of the results afterwards. These visits also cost money. The huntington's disease society has a list of centers that will do the testing properly: www.Hdsa.Org.
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