What is basic genetic testing?

Also known as: genetic testing, DNA testing, genetic blood test.

Basic genetic testing is a medical screening or diagnostic test that examines an individual's genes and chromosomes. It can be performed for a variety of reasons, including screening newborns for their risk of future disease, screening parents or expecting parents for their risk of passing along diseases, helping to diagnose disease in individuals and even in helping to solve crimes.

Reviewed by: Yadira L Martinez-Fernandez, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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