Direct Access to Genetic Testing

DIRECT ACCESS TO GENETIC TESTING: The National Society of Genetic Counselors believes that people interested in at-home DNA testing (also known as direct-to-consumer, DTC, or online genetic testing) have a right to make an independent, informed decision about whether to pursue this form of testing. Companies that offer direct access to genetic testing have a responsibility to offer consumers easy access and/or referrals to appropriate resources and qualified genetics professionals, such as genetic counselors. (Adopted 2007; Revised 2015)

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