Though The DNA Diagnostic Lab is not a
site specifically for patients or families, you can use our site to find
some extra information about the conditions we test for, and about genetic
testing in general.
Diagnostic Lab Resources
||On every test page, there are
links to more information about the condition the test is for.
Sometimes there are two links and one of the links takes you to a
website that has information more useful to patients and families.
Go to our
Syndrome Search Page, find the condition you want to know more
about, and click on the gene name on the right side of the table.
At the bottom of that test page, you will find the link to more
||We have a flier called "Things
Every Patient Should Know Before Consenting to a Genetic Test".
This is a very brief list of things to consider before testing, but
it may help you think of more things you want to ask your doctor.
||The brochure "Reasons
for Genetic Testing"
talks about some of the reasons your doctor or counselor might want
to order genetic testing for you.
This is a tri-fold brochure that will print
out on 2 pages. You can read the pages as-is, or place them
back-to-back and fold them into a brochure.
||The brochure "Understanding
Your Gene Sequencing Result" walks you through some of
the types of result that are possible after a gene sequencing test.
It includes information about how certain we are that gene changes
This is a tri-fold
brochure that will print out on 2 pages. You can read them
as-is, or place them back-to-back and fold them into a brochure.
General Test Information page discusses some of the uses and
limitations of genetic testing.
Please keep in mind that the information in these resources
is often general, and may not apply to your particular case. They
may still be helpful as background information for you, introductions into
the process of having a test or understanding results, or as ways to
organize your questions for your health care provider.
If these resources don't answer your
questions, you can always ask your doctor, genetic counselor or other
health care provider for more information!
If you need a genetics health care
provider, these sites will help you locate one near you:
National Society of Genetic
Counselors: After you click the link to the left, choose
Resource Link: Find a Genetic Counselor Near You. You may also
find some of the other information on this page helpful. There are
lists of frequently asked questions and definitions as well as a tool to
help you create your family medical history.
GeneTests Clinic Directory: Click the link to the left to
search for a genetic clinic near you. You can search by location
or clinic specialty.