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Genetic Testing Practice Guidelines: Translating Genetic Discoveries into Clinical Care

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Publication Date: March 2006

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Author(s): Shawna Williams; Joan Scott

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: Genetic testing; Clinical practice guidelines

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Tests for more than 1000 genetic conditions are available to assist health care providers with patient management decisions. Genetic tests are used to diagnose disease, predict risk of future disease, inform reproductive decision-making, and manage patient care.