How do I get my patient’s relatives tested via the Family Testing Program?

How do I get my patient’s relatives tested via the Family Testing Program?

 

If an individual has a mutation, there is a 50% chance that each of their first-degree relatives also has the same mutation. To increase access to this important information, Color and the BRCA Foundation have partnered to offer genetic testing to parents, siblings, and adult children of people with mutations for just $50, rather than the normal $249 price.

Through the Color Provider Platform, you can help your patient’s first-degree relatives get tested after you receive a positive result for an existing patient.  You will not need to be the ordering physician on their relatives’ tests.

 

Requirements to participate in the Family Testing Program:

    -- Your patient’s known family mutation must be:

         -- In a gene on the Color test

         -- Within the Color test reportable range

         -- Determined by Color to be a pathogenic or likely pathogenic mutation

         -- Identified by a clinical-grade lab (no research results accepted)

    -- You must provide a copy of the laboratory report (may be from Color or another clinical lab) indicating your patient’s mutation with your order. We do not accept other forms of documentation, such as clinical notes or verbal reports.

Please note: At all times, Color reserves the right to review your compliance with the requirements above, and may choose to deny testing through the Family Testing Program at its reasonable discretion. It is the ordering provider's responsibility to provide all documentation necessary in order to ensure that the known family mutation meets the requirements above.

 

How to help your patient’s relatives access testing for $50

  1. Log into your Color Provider Platform and visit the Family Testing Enrollment Page
  2. Enter your patient’s details and upload their positive laboratory test report
  3. After your application has been approved, your patient will receive instructions via email to help their family members access testing for $50.
  4. Relatives listed by your patient will receive a special code they can use to purchase the Color test for just $50. Relatives purchase their Color test online. You will not need to be the ordering physician on their relatives’ tests.
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