Pennsylvania health system adds DNA sequencing to primary care
The test will look for mutations in at least 77 genes that are associated with dozens of medical conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News|May 23, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care.
For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting in the next month or so, the Pennsylvania-based system will offer DNA sequencing to 1,000 patients, with the goal to eventually extend the offer to all 3 million Geisinger patients.
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