predisposition testing

predisposition testing

Susceptibility testing Analysis of testing of molecular markers to ID inherited mutations linked to CA–eg, inherited colorectal–MSH2, MSH1; breast–BRCA1, BRCA2; endocrine–RET, melanoma–p16; Li-Fraumeni syndrome–p53. See BRCA1, p16, p53, Tumor marker.
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NASDAQ: NEO), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced today the launch of a new line of germline cancer predisposition testing services.
The genetic predisposition testing is a part of Test Diagnostics Genetic Health line of tests.
For other genetic tests, a result conferring risk might come with few recommendations proven to prevent the onset or progression of disease; a particularly controversial example of this is Alzheimer's disease predisposition testing.
This requires a concomitant evolution towards payment by insurance companies and Medicare for predisposition testing related to prevention.
In addition, while screening for inheritable diseases is more complex, nevertheless, predisposition testing can inform a patient of hereditary risks and make screening for early detection a higher priority.
Finally, I very much appreciated the fact that the editors chose to include a chapter (chapter 21) on genetic counseling for hereditary cancer predisposition testing.
On the other hand, predisposition testing refers to testing for a gene that confers a predisposition to a disease.
Because many important genetic diseases, such as Hereditary Hemochromatosis or cystic fibrosis, involve complex mutational analyses, we believe our technology platform is ideally suited to the expansion of genetic predisposition testing, which continues to grow due to the increasing amounts of genetic information from the Human Genome Project and other related efforts.
We define ourselves as a company striving to become a premier biopharmaceutical company and to occupy a leadership position in three domains in the field of theranostic products -- infectious disease, neurodegenerative disease, genetic predisposition testing.
Predisposition testing, to determine if a person is at higher risk of developing a particular disease later in life
Medical societies endorsing breast cancer predisposition testing include the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, the American College of Medical Genetics, the Society for Surgical Oncology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Bick, chairman and chief executive officer of Biopool International, commented, "Biopool will be greatly benefited by this Merger by gaining access to Xtrana's intellectual property base, product pipeline, scientific research into developing technology platforms, and potential products that will expand the resulting company's opportunities far beyond traditional human diagnostics and into genomic applications in drug discovery and predisposition testing, as well as environmental, food, and water testing for microbial contamination.