Genetic Testing

At First Light Genetics, we offer several different types of genetic testing. For all testing, we provide genetic counselling before the testing is done and after the results are returned.

Available tests include:

Cost of genetic testing

There are costs associated with most genetic tests. This is because the tests are sent away to specialist laboratories, where highly trained scientists carry out and then interpret the tests.

The cost of genetic testing usually starts at several hundred dollars. Our team will discuss the current costs with you at your appointment.

The cost of some genetic tests may be completely or partially covered by Medicare. These include tests to detect the genetic changes that cause:

  • Cardiomyopathy (Medicare Benefits Schedule [MBS] item number 73392)
  • Arrhythmia (MBS item number 73416)
  • Familial hypercholesterolaemia (MBS item number 73352)
  • Childhood intellectual disability (MBS item numbers 73358-73363)
  • Breast, ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer (MBS item number 73296)
  • Neuromuscular conditions (Medicare item number 73422).