Definitions for "Genetic testing"
blood or tissue tests that may be ordered to detect the presence of genetic abnormalities that place a person at risk for getting certain diseases, such as cancer. For patients and families suspected of having an inherited disease it may be possible to find the mutation causing the disease through genetic testing of blood.
a process in which a person’s DNA is examined to see if he has or is at risk of passing on to his descendants a disease that can be inherited.
Analyzing DNA to look for a genetic alteration that may indicate an increased risk for developing a specific disease or disorder.
The examination of individuals' genetic makeup for the purpose of identifying possible hereditary traits, including defects or abnormalities.
A technique used to determine whether a person or organism has a certain gene.