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Any genetic tests available to general public

  1. Jun 23, 2009 #1
    to find my risks to demetia ,alzheimers disease or
    other health risks available as a pilot study clinical trials or amothing of that nature?
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2009 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    I believe there are many genetic consulting services available to the general public. There is some controversy with the allowable access insurance companies have to your data.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2009 #3
    Yes, but. Get in touch with your family physician and they can direct you to a genetic counselor who can offer you detailed information on available tests. They aren't prevalent because of the risks associated with the results. A lot of the screens are still unrealiable at this point so you are unlikely to get definitive answers, especially when it comes to mental illness.
     
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