Hereditary Cancer Quiz by Myriad Genetics

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The easy to use, online Hereditary Cancer Quiz can help you identify appropriate patients for hereditary cancer testing before or during your patient's scheduled appointment.

Myriad's Family History Tool

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The easy to use, online Family History Tool can help you identify appropriate patients for hereditary cancer testing before your patient's scheduled appointment.

Quick Pedigree

Our Quick Pedigree builder allows users to build a basic pedigree in 3 easy steps.

This tool can be used to build a basic pedigree for patients which can be used to help aid in the discussion of hereditary cancer testing. The pedigree that is generated is available for printing and saving in pdf format.

Pre & Post-Test Resources

Myriad myRisk® Get Started Pack
Myriad myRisk is a 28-gene panel that identifies an elevated risk for eight important cancers.

The Get Started Pack for Providers Includes:
  • Summary bi-folds outlining related scientific news
  • NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Myriad myRisk Patient Brochures
  • myVision™ Myriad Variant Classification Brochure
  • Gene Table and Summary of Medical Management
  • The Myriad Promise Brochure
  • Buccal Test Kit

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Because patients and their families use test results to make life saving medical decisions, Myriad promises to provide affordable access to testing, a lifetime commitment to accurate results, and comprehensive support for ALL appropriate patients and their families.

Myriad Financial Assistance Program

Myriad offers financial assistance to reduce out-of-pocket costs for qualified underinsured patients in the U.S. to no more than $100. Examples of patients who are considered underinsured include:

  • Those with a high deductible or out-of-pocket expenses
  • Those with a restrictive medical policy

To be eligible, patients must have private insurance, meet the medical criteria for testing (see PDF link below), and meet low income requirements (household incomes up to 300 percent of the Federal poverty level). This expansion of Myriad's financial assistance program to underinsured patients complements the free testing Myriad currently offers for low income uninsured patients.

Myriad offers testing at no charge to uninsured patients that meet medical criteria and the low income requirements (household incomes up to 300 percent of the Federal poverty level). Due to regulatory limitations, patients who are recipients of government funded programs (ie, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare-Advantage, and Tricare) are not eligible to apply for MFAP. Qualification requirements and the submission instructions are provided below:

View the current HHS financial guidelines »

Many of Myriad's products are genetics tests, and genetic information is collected and generated through the process of ordering and reporting the results of genetic testing. Genetic information typically includes family history, information related to genetic services and risk assessments and genetic test results. Federal and state governments recognize the value of genetic information to patients and healthcare providers and have put specific legal protections in place to prevent genetic discrimination (the misuse of genetic information) in health insurance and employment. Highlights of these protections are below:

  • HIPAA, described under the  MGL Privacy Practices page, recognizes genetic information as Protected Health Information (PHI) and specifies protecting the confidentiality of this information. HIPAA further states that "genetic information shall not be treated as a pre-existing condition in the absence of a diagnosis of the condition related to such information". As an example, the presence of a gene mutation is not a pre-existing condition; however a breast cancer diagnosis could be considered a pre-existing or manifest condition.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides additional protections regarding the use of genetic information by employers.
  • Almost all states have additional laws that protect people from various forms of health insurance and employment discrimination based on genetic information.
  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is the most recent source of protection against genetic discrimination. GINA is a federal law that prohibits health insurers and employers from discrimination against an individual based upon genetic information.
    • Health Insurance Protections:
      • It is illegal for health insurers to request, require or use genetic information to make decisions about eligibility for health insurance or in determining premiums, contribution amounts of terms of coverage.
      • Health insurers are prohibited from considering genetic information (e.g., test result or family history) a pre-existing condition, asking or requiring an individual to have a genetic test or using any genetic information they do have to discriminate against and individual.
    • Employment Protections:
      • Employers are prohibited from using genetic information to make decisions about hiring, firing, promotion, pay, privileges or terms of employment or to limit, segregate, classify or otherwise mistreat an employee.
      • Employers are prohibited from requesting, requiring or purchasing genetic information about an individual or family member.
    • There are some important limitations to the protections of GINA that should be considered in discussions with patients as appropriate, including that the law does not apply to life, long-term care or disability insurance; and it does not apply to manifest conditions or current health status. In addition, the employment protection component does not apply to employers with less than 15 employees.

GINA does not apply to members of the Military, Veterans, individuals using the Indian Health Service and Federal Employees, as these groups have their own policies.

Selected resources for more information about Protections for Health and Genetic Information: