21st November 2019

kidshealth
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Why would you have a genetic test?

Genetic tests are done by analyzing small samples of blood or body tissues. They determine whether you, your partner, or your baby carry genes for certain inherited disorders. Genetic testing has developed enough so that doctors can often pinpoint missing or defective genes.

Is genetic test accurate?

Before undergoing genetic testing, it is important to be sure that the test is valid and useful. A genetic test is valid if it provides an accurate result. Clinical validity refers to how well the genetic variant being analyzed is related to the presence, absence, or risk of a specific disease.