Genetic research is leading to the development of more genetic tests that can be used to diagnose genetic diseases. Genetic testing looks for changes in a person’s genes or changes in the level or structure of key proteins encoded by certain genes.
GENETIC TESTING & CONSULTANCY
Abnormal results of these tests could mean that someone has a genetic disorder. Genetic testing has potential benefits if the results are positive or negative for a gene mutation.
Project Healthcare has special agreements with certified medical centers to perform genetic testing to support their patients and their families.
What are the benefits of genetic testing?
The obvious benefit of genetic testing is the ability to better understand your risk for a particular disease and make decisions about your health.
A negative genetic test result in families at risk for a particular cancer can help ease anxiety or uncertainty. Also, a positive result can help you make important decisions about the future. A positive result can also lead to the disease being discovered earlier if treatment is more likely.
For people who have already been diagnosed with cancer, the tumor’s genetic exam can often help determine the prognosis (perspective) and, sometimes, even contribute to what treatments are more likely to work.