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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Direct genetic testing to demonstrate mutations in the Notch3 gene can be used to confirm the disease.’
    • ‘Loss of employment or insurability is a fear that can cause individuals to forego genetic testing.’
    • ‘A doctor can confirm a diagnosis of albinism by genetic testing.’
    • ‘Whether we look to stem cell research, genetic testing, or insurance coverage, the focus is now on the individual.’
    • ‘Yet the clinical utility of predictive genetic testing for different diseases varies considerably.’
    • ‘The role of genetic testing in hemochromatosis is not without controversy.’
    • ‘After genetic counselling the patient chose to undergo predictive genetic testing and was found to carry the same mutation.’
    • ‘The development of genetic testing for disease has raised the problem of whether to test asymptomatic individuals.’
    • ‘Should pulmonologists now consider genetic testing in the evaluation of sarcoidosis?’
    • ‘There is no need to adjust the dosage of Strattera based on genotype or to perform genetic testing before beginning treatment.’
    • ‘Thus, genetic testing to predict the occurrence of dermatomyositis or its complications is not yet possible.’
    • ‘Current advances in genetic research are making genetic testing possible for more and more diseases.’
    • ‘Early diagnosis, which could be aided by the use of genetic testing, is critical for successful management of the disease.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Obviously there is also public concern about the accuracy and confidentiality of genetic testing.’
    • ‘While genetic testing is offering a wealth of information, little is known about its psychological effect.’
    • ‘Stringent informed consent procedures are required for genetic testing in research settings.’
    • ‘If someone is showing symptoms of the disease, and it is known to run in the family, genetic testing can confirm the diagnosis.’
    • ‘In some cases, genetic testing of a blood sample may be recommended to help confirm the diagnosis.’