Special Constraints Relevant To Genetic Testing

Genetic tests are performed for diagnostic and/or prognostic purposes, prenatal diagnosis, newborn screening, determination of carrier status, and presymptomatic and predictive testing. A number of limitations must be considered when offering genetic testing. The first one is that a test might not detect all the possible mutations that could be present in particular gene that causes a disease. A single gene can have a host of different mutations. A negative result cannot completely assure that the person tested does not carry a mutation in a particular gene. At the same time, a positive test result might pose different risks for different people. In addition, another limitation of genetic testing is related to the complexity of how certain genetic diseases developed. This poses a challenge mostly for genetic testing for predictive purposes, because predictive testing cannot provide certain answers for everyone that might be at risk for a disease.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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