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Genetic testing may help to show if you've inherited a tendency to get certain diseases. A small sample of blood is all that is needed for the genetic testing our office provides.

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Genetic Testing/Analysis:

With approximately 2,000 genes identified, and over 4,000 diseases caused by genetic defects, genetic testing is becoming an increasingly important part of preventive medicine.

Genes are groups of proteins that are present in every cell in your body. Genes are found in chromosomes and they control growth and help you stay healthy. Sometimes, when genes are abnormal or damaged, they may not work properly, which may lead to disease. Some genetic abnormalities, or "gene mutations," may run in families. Some just happen by chance. Sometimes one mutation can cause a person to have a disease, but most diseases are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.