Genetic testing is a blood test that can provide specific information for you and your health care provider about your health or health-related risks. In many ways, genetic testing is similar to routine tests such as a cholesterol screening. However, genetic testing is unique because it looks at the DNA and genes that make each individual unique and different from anyone else in the world.
Talking to your doctor or genetic counselor about what you will do with your test results is an important step in the process of considering genetic testing. Your doctor or genetic counselor will also discuss the type of genetic testing that is best for you.
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