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.