Finding A Genetic Test
Want genetic testing? Find a testing provider below.
Please note, we do not endorse any particular company or provider and are not responsible or liable for their quality. This is simply a list of some of genetic test providers. Both a Patient and their Doctor should thoroughly vet the quality and reports they may receive from these companies or providers carefully. Concierge Medicine Today, it’s representatives, employees, affiliated companies or brands are in no way responsible or liable in any way for the outcomes, reporting or quality of these test and recommend you do your own due diligence before making a selection that is right for you.
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Labs Offering Genetic Testing
Dozens of labs offer genetic testing for Mendelian diseases, both rare diseases and Mendelian subtypes of common diseases. Below are some of the more commonly utilized labs. (Source: Precision Medicine Advisors; December 2018/January 2019; http://www.precisionmedicineadvisors.com/find-genetic-test)
These labs offer limited testing, specializing in hereditary cancers, cardiovascular disease, carrier testing. Click Here to See List …
These labs offer a more comprehensive range of genetic tests across many diseases. Click Here to See List …
Genetic Testing Registry
National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda MD, 20894 USA | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gtr/
Managed by the US National Institutes of Health, GTR provides a central location for voluntary submission of genetic test information by genetic test providers. The scope includes the test’s purpose, methodology, validity, evidence of the test’s usefulness, and laboratory contacts and credentials.
Sequencing.com’s Preferred Provider Network
While Sequencing.com isn’t a laboratory and we don’t provide genetic testing, a common question we receive is “where can I get reputable genetic testing?” Because of this, we’ve created an exclusive Preferred Provider Network of companies that offer verified genetic testing services.
In order for a genetic testing provider to become part of Sequencing.com’s Preferred Provider Network, we prescreen their testing services and carefully evaluate data quality, laboratory qualifications and customer service. Each Preferred Provider must also offer:
- microarray, exome or whole genome sequencing
- testing conducted in a highly reputable laboratory
- outstanding customer service
- genetic data that is provided in a format verified to be fully compatible with all apps at Sequencing.com
- this includes Real-TimeTM apps in the Apple and Android app stores. These apps are powered by your genes using Real-Time Personalization® technology
- the option for automatic import of genetic data directly from their laboratory into your account at Sequencing.com
What Is Genetic Counseling?
December 11, 2018 – Genetic counseling is a medical service that helps individuals make sense of their DNA test results. It can help people learn how their genes may impact their health. The service is carried out by genetic counselors who are… Read More Here — What is Genetic Counseling?
Specific Genetic Disorders
Many human diseases have a genetic component. Some of these conditions are under investigation by researchers at or associated with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
- Clinical research studies initiated and pursued by NHGRI researchers and scientists can be found at: Current NHGRI Clinical Studies
- Clinical research studies initiated and pursued by National Instutes of Health (NIH) researchers and scientists can be found at: ClinicalTrials.gov
Sometimes, physicians are unable to put a name to a genetic condition. When this happens, physicians will say that a child or an adult has an undiagnosed rare or genetic condition. To learn more about how to deal with genetic or rare conditions that have no diagnosis, see:
- Learning About an Undiagnosed Condition in a Child
- Learning About an Undiagnosed Condition in an Adult
Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic Testing
- What is genetic testing?
- What can I learn from genetic testing?
- What are the different types of genetic tests?
- What are the benefits and drawbacks of genetic testing?
- How do I decide whether to be tested?
- Where can I find more information about genetic testing?
How are genetic conditions diagnosed?
A doctor may suspect a diagnosis of a genetic condition on the basis of a person’s physical characteristics and family history, or on the results of a screening test.
Genetic testing is one of several tools that doctors use to diagnose genetic conditions. The approaches to making a genetic diagnosis include: (Continue Reading Full Article Here …)