You should weigh the risks and the benefits before agreeing to have this test. Risks include:
- Some people are concerned about having their genetic information revealed for others to use against them. Since this test is a clinical test, the results stored in your health record are protected by health information privacy laws, especially the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- During the consent process, you will have the opportunity to discuss the risks of having your genetic information stored in your health record, the laws that currently prohibit genetic discrimination in certain businesses and their limitations.