Exome Sequencing...is it worth the money?
My 4-year-old has been referred for exome sequencing for analysis of his genes to see if they can identify a cause for his autism. My insurance will pay 90 to 95% of the cost, which will leave me an out-of-pocket expense of $1,500.00. Once I found this out, I questioned whether or not it was even worth getting this done. Whether or not we get an answer to a cause for his autism, it won't give us a cure and it won't change anything about how he receives his therapies. Maybe I'm wrong, but the way I look at it, I'm going to be paying $1,500.00 just to get a "yes" or "no" as to whether there is a cause for his autism. That's it. So my question is....does anyone else have experience with exome sequencing, and did you find it worth the money?