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When do doctors suggests genetic screening?

To detect any kind of genetic disorders, Genetic testing is the only tool. It helps to prevent them or reduce the possibilities. Genetic testing is usually suggested by doctors when the reason for a certain disease is unknown. To find the alternatives, steps one has to take to reduce disease strength and prevent from passing to offspring genetic testing is suggested.

Doctors suggest genetic testing during the following;

  • to find the possibility of the
  • individual is a Disease carrier
  • To check the status of the fetus.
  • Screening of new born to detect missing proteins.
  • To assure inherited disposition to a disease.
  • To determine possible treatment types.

The Reasons for the Genetic Testing as below;

  • Diagnostic Testing To confirm a particular diagnosis if a patient shows signs of a disease the doctor suggests genetic testing before deciding on a particular treatment.
  • Predictive Testing Before the symptoms appear, doctors suggest genetic testing too as they feel the individual can be effected of the disease
  • Presymptomatic Testing It will be known if a particular disease is passing through a family tree or they are in a risk of a certain genetic disorder. This precautionary test is to identify the risk factor.


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