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Right now a new Supreme Court decision on genetic testing already having a major impact on the insurance industry bringing down costs in a major way making those tests more affordable for the average person.
More angle is live in our New York City newsroom with that more.
I -- one test that has garnered a lot of attention recently is the one actors Angelina Jolie had for the bracket gene which is a human gene linked to hereditary breast.
And ovarian cancer.
Genetically pre disposed men and women have found it extremely difficult to afford the bracket test which used to cost up to 4000 dollars.
-- -- -- the patent held on the testing by Myriad Genetics the company that invested the test that's why it was so expensive but.
Last month the US Supreme Court ruling banned genetic patents which dramatically cut costs.
Testing requires a blood work to check a patients brought the gene which gives doctors and -- patients.
A heads up of a possible health crisis down the road.
Getting approval from insurance companies has been tricky but carriers are now recognizing that the testing is actually cost effective.
Even if an insurance company has to pay for prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Must say that cost 50000 dollars is just a benchmark.
That is much less expensive than for paying for that same patient.
Have a mammogram and a breast MRI every single year as well as exams by breast specialist.
Most insurance companies cover testing if there is a known mutation in a family member or -- first or second degree relative has developed breast or ovarian cancer.
What was once an uphill battle is now something attainable and potentially life saving.
We talked with Connecticut resident Gabby a 24 year old with a history of breast cancer in her family.
Getting -- -- and being diagnosed with that Sheen actually was almost a huge relief for me.
I'm because now I know that you know they're so much I can do to fight and prevent and and take care of myself.
Tells us she is elected to move forward with a double mastectomy what she plans to have done in the next few months.
A procedure her insurance will cover tomorrow we will bring you more on the influx of -- testing John.
All right Laura Ingle in our newsroom interest -- -- thank you.
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