Genetic testing is proved to be a vital tool to prevent genetic disorders. It showcases the information on a person’s genetic pattern. This information is used to analyze the risk of disorders he is carrying along generations due to mutation. Treatment and decisions regarding health can be made with the help of the results.
Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing are parallel important. The counseling would help understand the requirements and need for testing. Privacy of the reports is maintained and only after permission from you and your family the details are divulged if necessary. The genetic disorders are recessive. When a particular chromosome is mutated the risk of being a carrier or a inheriting it is high. If a woman with disorder gives birth to a baby boy, the chances of inheriting the disorder are same as giving birth to a baby girl who can be the carrier.
Most of the Prenatal Tests are not diagnostic. Development of ethnic diseases due to genetic testing is possible. Since the family tree is analyzed in the testing, hereditary structure of the family can be known and thus the mutations. People who are ethically conscious of the testing are advised to make their own decisions. Genetic testing is a sensitive matter.