Predictive Genetic Testing: Psychological Impact
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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How to Cite
Evers-Kiebooms, G. and Denayer, L. 2008. Predictive Genetic Testing: Psychological Impact. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
Predictive genetic tests are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tests that predict the future of an asymptomatic person in regard to a specific disease that runs in the family. They require an adequate multidisciplinary counselling approach because the test result has consequences for the psychological well-being of those tested and their families.
- predictive testing;
- neurodegenerative disease;
- hereditary cancer;
- hereditary heart disease;
- psychological impact;