A GP guide to genetic and genomic testing

Expect to see more patients wanting to access these tests

Genomics is a fast-paced and exciting field of medicine. This article summarises a range of genetic and genomic tests that GPs are likely to encounter in practice.

genetic screening dan sequencing

In particular, we look at how genomic tests are influencing reproductive health and paediatric assessments, as well as the phenomenon of patients purchasing genomic tests online. First, a clarification.

The terms ‘genetics’ and ‘genomics’ are often used interchangeably, but technically, ‘genetics’ refers to specific genes while ‘genomics’ refers