Massachusetts Medical Society: Genetic Testing in Primary Care

Genetic Testing in Primary Care

Genetics for the Nongeneticist

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

  • Do I have to refer a patient that wants genetic testing?

  • What test do I order? If I do whole exome screening, would that rule out everything?

  • Will insurance cover it?

  • Is there any benefit from these direct-to-consumer genetic tests?

This webinar will describe different genetic testing modalities and indications for each. Instances when primary care providers might want to initiate testing themselves before or instead of sending patients to a geneticist will be discussed. In addition, faculty will share clear guidelines on ordering and documenting to increase the likelihood that insurance will cover testing and will provide an overview of Direct-to-Consumer genetic testing and discuss what to do if your patient brings you their results.

Webinar Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Compare the different genetic testing modalities available and the uses for each

  • Define when and how to involve genetic counselors or medical geneticists

  • Effectively communicate genetic testing results to patients and families


Mylynda Massart
Mylynda Massart, MD, PhD
Board-certified Family Medicine Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Kunal Sanghavi
Kunal Sanghavi, MBBS, MS, CGC
Lecturer, University of Connecticut Genetic Counseling Program

5-Part Webinar Series Flyer

Webinar Registration Fees

This is a free webinar.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $635,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and New England Regional Genetics Network. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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