Laboratory data generated from genomic, pharmacogenomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and other OMIC data is necessary to understanding health and disease.
Genetic testing is a type of medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. More than 2,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed.
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Diagnostic testing is used to precisely identify the disease that is making a person ill. The results of a diagnostic test may help determine how to treat or manage health.
Predictive and pre-symptomatic genetic tests are used to find gene changes that increase a person's likelihood of developing diseases. The results of these tests provide information about risk of developing a specific disease. Such information may be useful in decisions about lifestyle and healthcare.
Carrier testing is used to find people who "carry" a change in a gene that is linked to disease. Carriers may show no signs of the disease; however, they have the ability to pass on the gene change to their children, who may develop the disease or become carriers themselves. Some diseases require a gene change to be inherited from both parents for the disease to occur. This type of testing usually is offered to people who have a family history of a specific inherited disease or who belong to certain ethnic groups that have a higher risk of specific inherited diseases.
Pharmacogenomic testing gives information about how certain medicines are processed by an individual's body. This type of testing can help a healthcare provider choose the medicines that work best with individual genetic makeup.
Research genetic testing is used to learn more about the contributions of genes to health and to disease. Sometimes the results may not be directly helpful to participants, but they may benefit others by helping researchers expand their understanding of the human body, health, and disease.
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