A genetic check-up involves examining a person's DNA, which is the chemical database which holds the instruction book for their bodily functions. Genetic tests can identify changes or alterations in a person's genes which might cause illness or disease.
Although genetic testing can provide important information for diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses, there are some limitations. For example, if you're a healthy person, a positive result from genetic testing doesn't always mean that they'll develop an illness as a result. On the other hand, in some cases a negative result does not guarantee that the person won't develop a certain disorder.
Talking to your doctor or a genetic counselor about what you will do with the results is an important step in the process of genetic testing.
What is tested?
Disease Susceptibility (Multifactorial Disorders)
Genetic Diseases Carrier State
Personal Response to Drugs (10 Drugs)