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Predispositional testing

Definition(s)

Testing of an asymptomatic individual in whom the discovery of a gene mutation indicates that eventual development of findings related to a specific diagnosis is likely but not certain. A negative result may not exclude the possibility of future development of the disease from other causes.

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 21, 2014