One of our members sent an email to Kimball Genetics to get information on genetic testing for Celiac Disease. Here is their response below. Betty
Thank you for your inquiry. The list price for the Celiac Disease DNA Test is $395. Patients who enclose payment with their sample receive a 10% discount (check or credit card) bringing the price to $355.50. In addition, we offer a family discount. After the first family member is tested at the $355.50 rate, each additional family member (immediate and extended) is entitled to the family discount rate of $316.00 for upfront payment. These samples can be sent in at any time. All individuals being tested will receive a statement from our laboratory. This statement contains the CPT codes that insurance companies require to make a claim, and the statement can be submitted directly to the insurance company. Most insurance companies cover this type of testing, but since insurance plans vary, we recommend individuals contact their insurance company to check their individual coverage. In order to find out from the insurance company if this test is covered, the insurance company will need the CPT codes for the Celiac Disease DNA Test which are as follows: 83891, 89896 x72, 83901 x2, and 83912.
Alternatively, if you wish for Kimball Genetics to bill your insurance company directly, the price is $395 for each test and we require three items: a copy of your insurance card (front and back), a credit card number to cover any balance not covered by insurance, and an ICD-9 (diagnostic) code that you must get from your physician. There are no discounts for insurance billing by Kimball Genetics.
If you are interested and pursuing DNA testing for Celiac disease, I would be more than happy to mail you testing kits in the post. After receiving the kits, simply fill out the required information, collect your family's cheek cells via the cheek swabs (instructions in the kit), and return the information back to our laboratory in the pre-addressed and stamped envelope we include in the kit. The turn-around-time for the Celiac Disease DNA test is 1-2 business days. After we have completed the testing and reporting, the results will be faxed and mailed to your physician and a copy of the results will be mailed directly to the individual tested. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to call or email me. I look forward to working with you.
Danielle Young, MS, Genetic Counselor
Kenneth D. Fine, M.D. : Medical Director
They do accept some insurance companies. You pay for the test up front and summit for reimbursement by asking for a coded receipt when you place your order.
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The panel of blood tests (and send them to a reputable laboratory for analysis) should include the antigliadin IgG and antigliadin IgA antibodies, the antiendomysial antibody (EMA) or tissue transglutaminase (tTg) antibody, and a total serum IgA level. The total serum IgA level is often overlooked by doctors, but it needs to be run because there is a significant percentage of people with celiac disease who have selective IgA deficiency and don't make enough IgA to make the test valid.
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