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gene testing

Genetics The evaluation of blood, other body fluids or tissue for biochemical, chromosomal, or genetic markers of genetic disease. See Molecular diagnostics.
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Genetic tests fall within three broad categories; predictive gene testing, carrier testing, and prenatal testing (Glannon, 1998; Larson, 2002).
The use and interpretation of commercial APC gene testing for familial adenomatous polyposis.
One of the main problems surrounding gene testing is that the diagnosis is often far ahead of the treatment.
The method, called ''Isothermal and Chimeric primer-initiated Amplification of Nucleic acids'' (ICAN), will make it possible to conduct gene testing more cheaply than the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method currently used, Takara Shuzo said.
The times for these discussions can be when a family member is deciding whether or not to go ahead with the gene testing and again later when the gene testing results are available.
GLCA1 mutations may be too rare to make widespread gene testing practical.
Venturing into the emotional minefield of gene testing for breast cancer, Kaiser Permanente researchers calculated Saturday that some high-risk women who test positive could cut their death rate by 90 percent - if they have their breasts removed.
At this point it appears that the entry path to NGS for a number of labs listed in the GeneTests Laboratory Directory will be through consolidation of existing single gene testing into multi-gene panels -- such panels will benefit many patients whose physicians are seeking to identify the genetic basis of an inherited disorder.
People in Wales will in future receive a quicker diagnosis and more personalised treatments as part of a new strategy to harness new cutting-edge gene testing genomics technologies in the Welsh NHS.
Particularly, China holds the greatest potential for breast cancer gene testing, as the rapid industrialisation and increasing urbanisation in the country have led to increasing cases of breast cancer.
Maintaining that breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, Angelina Jolie said that it is necessary to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment.