Definition of genetic testing in English:

genetic testing

(also genetic screening)


  • The sequencing of human DNA in order to discover genetic differences, anomalies, or mutations that may prove pathological.

    ‘genetic testing to identify HLA status in the fetuses of 49 couples considered at risk’
    • ‘Should pulmonologists now consider genetic testing in the evaluation of sarcoidosis?’
    • ‘Early diagnosis, which could be aided by the use of genetic testing, is critical for successful management of the disease.’
    • ‘In some cases, genetic testing of a blood sample may be recommended to help confirm the diagnosis.’
    • ‘Many people believe that gene therapy and genetic screening of embryos is dangerous.’
    • ‘We discussed genetic screening, which also can't tell her with any certainty whether or not she'll develop cancer, but only whether or not her risk is increased.’
    • ‘Regarding workplace discrimination, in the United States, where health insurance is usually provided by the employer, genetic screening of employees has more serious implications.’
    • ‘Why is there such exuberance and optimism in the genetics community about the wholesale adoption of genetic screening and testing by the general medical community and the public?’
    • ‘Early diagnosis of cartilage damage may be achieved in future by magnetic resonance imaging of ‘at risk’ groups and by genetic screening as the techniques improve.’
    • ‘Primary care based genetic screening must be inclusive rather than focused on a single disorder.’
    • ‘Not just individual states but also nations are grappling with the new litigious implications of genetic screening and prenatal diagnosis.’
    • ‘Obviously there is also public concern about the accuracy and confidentiality of genetic testing.’
    • ‘A doctor can confirm a diagnosis of albinism by genetic testing.’
    • ‘If someone is showing symptoms of the disease, and it is known to run in the family, genetic testing can confirm the diagnosis.’
    • ‘Due to advances in biotechnology, genetic screening for susceptibility to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers appears to be on the horizon.’
    • ‘Stringent informed consent procedures are required for genetic testing in research settings.’
    • ‘Loss of employment or insurability is a fear that can cause individuals to forego genetic testing.’
    • ‘Defining the full spectrum of genetic mutations is key to genetic screening and gene-based therapies.’
    • ‘Coordinated antenatal genetic screening will be even more important with the mapping of the human genome.’
    • ‘The role of genetic testing in hemochromatosis is not without controversy.’
    • ‘Current advances in genetic research are making genetic testing possible for more and more diseases.’
    • ‘If you're one of the women at high risk, genetic testing gives you the opportunity to find out if you do have a mutated gene.’
    • ‘In the screening context, companies directly market ‘off the shelf’ screening kits such as faecal occult blood test and genetic screening kits.’
    • ‘For these patients, preimplantation genetic screening or aneuploidy screening has been advocated.’
    • ‘Yet the clinical utility of predictive genetic testing for different diseases varies considerably.’
    • ‘While genetic testing is offering a wealth of information, little is known about its psychological effect.’
    • ‘Direct genetic testing to demonstrate mutations in the Notch3 gene can be used to confirm the disease.’
    • ‘This work laid the foundations for the whole of the biotech industry: without it, DNA fingerprinting and genetic screening would be mere science fiction.’
    • ‘Whether we look to stem cell research, genetic testing, or insurance coverage, the focus is now on the individual.’
    • ‘There is no need to adjust the dosage of Strattera based on genotype or to perform genetic testing before beginning treatment.’
    • ‘After genetic counselling the patient chose to undergo predictive genetic testing and was found to carry the same mutation.’
    • ‘While the optimism and exuberance of many geneticists about genetic screening seem boundless, the interest of the general public has been greatly overestimated.’
    • ‘The development of genetic testing for disease has raised the problem of whether to test asymptomatic individuals.’
    • ‘Recent studies suggest that genetic screening for haemochromatosis will reveal many asymptomatic people, for whom the benefits of treatment are not yet clear.’
    • ‘It remains to be seen whether people who have genetic testing to ascertain their risk of heart disease will have similar low rates of fatalism.’
    • ‘The terms of the licence meant that access to the test was restricted and the foundation was forced to stop offering free genetic screening.’
    • ‘Policies of non-disclosure also prohibit access to genetic screening and the important option of peer support groups for shared learning and experiences.’
    • ‘You might be a candidate for genetic screening to see whether you have mutations that might increase your risk of cancer.’
    • ‘Thus, genetic testing to predict the occurrence of dermatomyositis or its complications is not yet possible.’
    • ‘The American Hemochromatosis Society proposes genetic screening for newborns to potentially benefit both the child and the rest of the family.’
    • ‘The enthusiasm for the introduction of genetic screening for single-gene or multigenetic diseases is great in the medical community.’