Hereditary disposition, also called genetic predisposition, plays a decisive role in the development and further course of various diseases. The spectrum of genetic diseases is very broad and knowledge about the effects of genetic variations in humans continues to grow.
In many cases, it can be helpful to arrange for genetic testing:
- To find a medical diagnosis for unexplained symptoms
- To confirm a suspected disease
- To discover newer or better treatment options and avoid unnecessary treatment
- To identify family members, who may also be at risk