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Definition of Genetic testing

Genetic testing: Tests done for clinical genetic purposes. Genetic tests may be done for diverse purposes pertaining to clinical genetics, including the diagnosis of genetic disease in children and adults; the identification of future disease risks; the prediction of drug responses; and the detection of risks of disease to future children.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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