Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is the process of using medical tests to look for changes in a person’s genes or chromosomes. Hundreds of different genetic tests are used today, and more are being developed. Predictive Gene Testing is commonly used to check for the risk of inheriting cancer; such as breast cancer.

Genetic Testing is also used for:

Carrier Testing
This is used to help couples know what possibilities of their children getting a genetic mutation disorder that might be passed down.
Prenatal Screening
This can be used to diagnose some conditions in babies before they are born.
New Born Screening
New Borns are screened for a number of inherited conditions.