Re: Newer Afirma® Thyroid FNA Analysis
I was able to get an Afirma test before having diagnostic surgery, and it didn't even have to go to the genetic part of the test - their expert pathologist read the slides and said there was nothing to worry about!
And Medicare paid for it 100%.
My thyroid numbers were always normal. My lump was only found during a carotid artery scan. Your situation may be different, but I feel fortunate.
When I began to inquire about this, there were no docs in Oregon who had been through the training. I may have been one of the first to be tested here.