Genetic testing can bring certainty to a medical diagnosis, which can confirm your treatment plan or, in some cases, help identify new or better treatments.
It can also provide a diagnosis when other methods are inconclusive.
Knowing if your condition is genetic can help loved ones know if they might also be at risk.
If you're considering genetic testing for cancer risk, this video discusses the benefits of cancer-related genetic testing, test options, potential results, and next steps.
Not all conditions are inherited; check below to see if genetic testing could be appropriate for your condition.
If you see your condition listed in the categories below, ask your doctor about genetic testing. You can also download the guide Knowing your family medical history and a letter to share with your doctor to initiate a conversation about genetic testing. If you would like additional help visit our help center or contact us.