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Making Smart Decisions About Genetic Testing (ACMG)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 10/07/2015
Sometimes a genetic test is not the best way to find an inherited condition or disease risk. A routine blood test or procedure might be just as good. And it might be less costly and more easily available.