Although many of the genes included in the Invitae Personalized Genetic Health Panel are considered adult-onset conditions (i.e., they are not often seen in young children), there may be implications of this testing for other biological relatives. If an individual decides to pursue proactive testing, he or she may want to seek clinical genetic counseling to determine how and when to approach family members who may also be at risk. Just as with anyone seeking proactive testing, the earlier this information is shared, the more likely proper interventions can be implemented to potentially reduce or eliminate the risk of disease onset.
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- What is the Invitae Genetic Health Screen?
- How will this type of genetic testing help me with my current and future healthcare?
- What if I don’t have a family history of a genetic disease?
- Will this test tell me about my diabetes risk, weight loss potential, or other conditions like celiac disease?
- How is this genetic test different from other genetic tests that I’ve heard about?
- How can this test result affect the health of my current and future family members?
- Is there genetic counseling support if I have questions before or after my testing takes place?