Genetics and Genomics Unit
Genetic testing involves the examination of the genomic DNA taken from your blood to check for changes (mutations) in genes that may cause a disease/illness. Genetic testing is mainly used to confirm or rule out a person’s suspected genetic condition or help determine his chance of developing or passing on the genetic disorder.
Genetic testing plays a vital role in determining your risk of developing certain diseases and guiding your treatment plan. Different types of genetic testing are performed for different reasons: