The Genetic Tests are tests of blood and other tissues to detect alterations or genetic disorders. People have many different reasons for whether or not to do these tests. For some people, it is important to know if a disease can be prevented or treated if the test is positive. In some cases, there is no treatment, but test results can help a person make life decisions, such as family planning or insurance coverage
As is commonly known, genetics is a booming discipline within the medical field, you have probably heard or seen an infinity of news in which reference is made to scientific discoveries in this field.
The advances of recent years in genetic research have managed to put at our reach such incredible aspects as the possibility of predicting diseases by performing genetic tests.
In Excelan our priority is your health and to be able to prevent possible diseases we are abreast of the latest innovations in diagnosis and laboratory tests. For this reason, we find it interesting to dedicate this week’s post to genetic testing.
We give you below all the information to take into account on this topic.
Genetic tests: what they consist of and types.
Genetic testing is an analysis of DNA from blood and other tissue samples. They can be carried out at any person and time of your life.
Currently, a multitude of genetic tests are available, focused on different uses for the diagnosis or prediction of diseases.
The main genetic tests that we can find are:
- Prenatal test: identify possible genetic conditions in the chromosomes of the fetus before birth and are also used to know the sex of the baby.
- Testing in newborns: they are practiced in babies for the diagnosis of genetic diseases, in case they can be treated, it is an advantage for the child to detect them from the beginning.
- Diagnostic test: when the patient presents symptoms of a disease, they study the alterations or mutations that may have occurred in their DNA.
- Carrier test: it allows to identify people who are carriers of genetic diseases. In general, carriers do not know this information because they do not have symptoms, and although they do not have the condition itself, it can be transferred to their children.
Reasons to perform a genetic test
The main reason is that 70% of diseases can be prevented.
When analyzing our genetics we can obtain information of great value to control our health and to prevent possible diseases. After all, prevention is healing!
About Excelan clinical analysis service
At Excelan we carry out various tests of clinical analysis, including the genetic tests that are the subject of this post. We have the most pioneering and advanced laboratory tests in collaboration with Labco Quality Diagnostics, the European leader in clinical laboratory and pathology management and services.
We adapt to the needs of our patients, we do not ask for an appointment to perform these tests.
Clinical analysis can be performed in case of emergency situations at any time, including at home. The results of these will be available online in the patient’s channel, expediting the consultation of the report.
We remind you that in Clínica Excelan we put at your disposal all the means that currently exist in the healthcare for your care and that of your own.
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