From understanding your genetic makeup and DNA to
specific disease diagnoses, modern day genetic testing
has come a long way with the breakthroughs in medical
and technological advances. Genetic Counselor Sonika
Sachanandani-Phulwani at Matar & Rosset Healthcare
Solutions explains further…
AND WHY IS IT DONE?
Written By: Sonika
Genetic Counselor at Matar
& Rosset Healthcare Solutions
Why Might I Consider a
There are many reasons to consider
getting a genetic test. For example,
you might decide to undergo a
genetic test if you:
Have signs of a disease.
Think you may have an
increased risk to get a disease in
Think you might pass a disease
on to your children.
Are pregnant and want your
fetus to be tested.
To predict response to therapy.
What Is Genetic Testing?
Genetic testing uses laboratory methods to look at your
genes, which are DNA instructions you inherit from your
mother and your father. Genetic tests may be used to
identify increased risk of health problems, to choose
treatments or to assess response to treatments.