Direct to consumer versus clinical genetic testing

Kenneth Wysocki, Nicole Osier

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Abstract

There are approximately 250 direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies marketing different testing options such as genetic health risk, carrier status, ancestry, wellness, traits, noninvasive prenatal genetic testing, athleticism, and many others. As a result, choosing the most appropriate test may be daunting when compared with a focused genetic test ordered by a clinician. A wealth of information may be discovered and care must be taken by both consumers and clinicians when deciphering test results. This column highlights considerations when proceeding forward with a DTC genetic test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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Keywords

  • Direct to consumer genetic testing
  • genetic ancestry
  • genetic health risk

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  • Nursing(all)

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Direct to consumer versus clinical genetic testing. / Wysocki, Kenneth; Osier, Nicole.

In: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 152-155.

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