Learn More About Genetic Testing & Your Opportunities for Research Involvement
Genetic testing can identify changes in your DNA, and the results can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or determine the chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. Thousands of genetic tests are available and more are being developed. There are several methods of genetic testing and although all methods can identify changes in your DNA, how the changes are recognized and what kind of changes are different. Read more below to learn about different types of genetic testing.
There are many research opportunities for patients and families who have had genetic testing to participate to help advance healthcare for common and rare diseases. To learn more about getting involved in research, visit the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research page, "Get Involved in Research."