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What are advantages of genetic testing?

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Some of the advantages of genetic testing are:

Finding unknown problems. Many of the flawed genes these tests find aren't linked to your race, ethnicity, or family history. You might never know you or your partner carries them. If you know your risk, you can make informed decisions about your family.

They will also provide answers about your family history. The results can help you figure out if you're in a high-risk group, especially if you don't know your family history or if you come from a multiethnic background.

The test is easy. Taking a blood or saliva sample before you're pregnant is quick and harmless.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 14, 2018

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