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genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head's up
Posted by Roadie_MD of MD on 1/29/19 9:30am Msg #602617
I accepted my first order from a reputable signing co. (that I have done numerous closing for) to facilitate an oral swab genetic cancer screening for an elderly lady. My instructions stated the client was not to be contacted until the day of the appt. as someone from the lab would be in touch the day before to remind them and go over instructions. When I called the morning before the appt. the lady's granddaughter seemed very wary and didn't know anything about it and asked if her Dr. ordered the test. I told her I didn't know and gave her the name of the lab and asked her to have her grandmother call me. The consent form she was supposed to sign implied that the doctor was ordering the test.

A short while later I get a call from the elderly lady's doctor asking me who I was and who ordered this test (she didn't) and basically accusing me of running a scam. At this point I was annoyed to say the least at being made to look like an idiot. So now I'm not sure what to think. I have never heard of a scam involving oral swab tests and I'm wondering if the lady signed up for something and then forgot.

It was still too early to call the signing co. or the lab (both on west coast) so I did some internet research and found out that there are Medicare scams out there involving exactly the scenario I described and warning the elderly not to agree to any lab tests that their doctor didn't order.

I let the hiring party know what happened and cautioned them about what I found out. Needless to say I won't be agreeing to any more of this type of work. Even if it isn't a scam I would rather not take a chance.
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 genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head's up - Roadie_MD on 1/29/19 9:30am
 TYVM, Dawn, for sharing your 1st-hand exp. Great heads up!__ n/m -  Christine/OK on 1/29/19 9:35am
 Thanks for the heads up. I don't understand that the ss -  MW/VA on 1/29/19 9:42am
 also-- - Roadie_MD on 1/29/19 9:49am
 They Already Know . . . -  PegiT_MN on 1/29/19 11:50am
 Re: Thanks for the heads up. I don - Lee/AR on 1/29/19 9:52am
 Re: Thanks for the heads up. I don - Sue on 1/31/19 1:33pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head -  Cheryl Elliott on 1/29/19 11:01am
 I Was Going To Try One Of These . . . -  PegiT_MN on 1/29/19 11:28am
 Re: genetic test DANGER - Signerbill on 1/29/19 11:16am
 Who is the stellar co. that schedules these? n/m - docs1954CA on 1/29/19 12:02pm
 Re: Who is the stellar co. that schedules these? -  Cheryl Elliott on 1/29/19 12:53pm
 Express Notary sent out text blast for DNA kit yesterday. n/m - jnew on 1/29/19 9:39pm
 Re: genetic test DANGER - Luckydog on 1/29/19 12:57pm
 What type of cancer can be detected from a swab?! -  JanetK_CA on 1/29/19 2:17pm
 genetic screening, as stated in OP n/m - Roadie_MD on 1/29/19 3:44pm
 Tks. Still don't get why this would help for elderly person. n/m -  JanetK_CA on 1/29/19 4:40pm
 Re: What type of cancer can be detected from a swab?! - Luckydog on 1/29/19 6:13pm
 Re: What type of cancer can be detected from a swab?! - MikeC/TX on 1/30/19 5:31pm
 TYVM, LD, for sharing your 1st-hand exp. Great heads up!__ n/m - grapebed on 1/29/19 3:29pm
 Re: genetic test DANGER CANCER - Signerbill on 1/31/19 1:52pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head - Mark/NJ on 1/30/19 3:00pm
 It is the elderly that are so often the target of scams. ;-( n/m -  MW/VA on 1/30/19 3:17pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head - Linda Juenger on 1/30/19 3:39pm
 Why are they asking notaries to do this? Do they assume -  MW/VA on 1/30/19 6:12pm
 Marilyn, years ago I put in a bid to perform something like - Michelle/AL on 1/30/19 6:46pm
 Re: Why are they asking notaries to do this? Do they assume - Luckydog on 1/30/19 6:59pm
 Re: Why are they asking notaries to do this? Do they assume - LisaKT/CA on 1/30/19 7:22pm
 Re: Why are they asking notaries to do this? Do they assume -  VT_Syrup on 1/30/19 8:26pm
 Re: Why are they asking notaries to do this? Do they assume - LisaKT/CA on 1/30/19 9:02pm
 Why are notaries hired, period...for anything? - LisaKT/CA on 1/30/19 7:17pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - LisaKT/CA on 1/30/19 7:10pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - Luckydog on 1/31/19 10:13am
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - LisaKT/CA on 1/31/19 12:03pm
 New title "SS" - BobbiCT on 1/31/19 12:20pm
 Re: New title "SS" -  JanetK_CA on 1/31/19 3:19pm
 Re: genetic test/ oral swab assignment - a head - Sue on 1/31/19 1:32pm
 Re: genetic test... DANGER.... CANCER!! - Signerbill on 1/31/19 1:54pm



 
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