Genetic Testing For Home Use


Genetic tests are analyzes of DNA, RNA, chromosomes, proteins, metabolites, or other biological material, which are generally performed for clinical purposes.


Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins.


They can be done in adult individuals, in the fetus and in organic remains.


The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out the suspicion of a genetic disease or help determine the likelihood of developing or transmitting a person's genetic disorder.


More than 1,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed.


Several methods can be used for genetic testing:


Molecular genetic testing (or genetic testing) study of individual genes or short stretches of DNA to identify variations or mutations that lead to a genetic disorder.

Chromosomal genetic tests, which look at entire chromosomes or large lengths of DNA to see if there are large genetic changes, such as an extra copy of a chromosome, that cause genetic disease.

Biochemical genetic tests, which study the amount or level of protein activity; Abnormalities in either can indicate DNA changes that lead to a genetic disorder.

Undergoing a genetic test is a voluntary act . Since testing involves both benefits and limitations and risks, the decision about whether to do it is personal and complex. A geneticist or genetic counselor can help provide information about the pros and cons of the test and analyze the social and emotional aspects of the tests.