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Statement on Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing
Date:9/25/2007

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Direct-to-Consumer advertising about genetic tests has the potential to raise unwarranted fears in consumers and can lead to unnecessary testing. Further, there are a number of risks and potential for harm if a genetics professional is not involved in the genetic testing, including inappropriate test utilization, misinterpretations, tests that are inaccurate or not clinically valid, incomplete clinical information, lack of follow-up care, misinformation and other adverse consequences. A consultation with a trained professional can help the consumer determine what information may be available from the test and its potential usefulness. "Genetic tests often provide a predictive risk ... and predictive risk involves more than just a genetic test," said Watson.

In conclusion, "It is critical that individuals ask for a referral to a genetic expert who can help in determining what tests might be advisable and in interpreting results," says Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, president-elect of ACMG.

The American College of Medical Genetics first published a Policy Statement titled " ACMG Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing" in 2004 which is available at: http://www.acmg.net/StaticContent/StaticPages/Direct_Consumer.pdf/

About the American College of Medical Genetics

Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (http://www.acmg.net) advances the practice of medical genetics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in health care
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