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What is a genetic test – benefits, limitations & how to choose the right type

Medicover Genetics Editorial Team |
December 07th 2022

A genetic test can identify the harmful or pathogenic mutations (variants) that are responsible for causing disease and can provide a diagnosis or assess the risk of developing the disease in the future. This can have many benefits for the patient. The benefits and limitations of a genetic test are unique to the individual and people wishing to undergo this kind of test should always be supported by a physician or genetic counselor.

Our latest infographic introduces and summarizes genetic testing for genetic disorders, and we hope that it makes the process easier to understand.

Topics covered in this infographic

  • What is a genetic disorder?
  • What is a genetic test?
  • Types of genetic test
  • Genetic counseling
  • Informed consent
  • The genetic test process
  • Possible results of a genetic test
  • Benefits and limitations of a genetic test
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