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Diagnostic testing is used in health care to determine the cause of patient signs or symptoms. See medical tests.
Genetic testing is used to diagnose or rule out a specific genetic or chromosomal condition. In many cases, genetic testing is used to confirm a diagnosis when a particular condition is suspected based on physical signs and symptoms. Genetic testing can be performed at any time during a person's life, but is not available for all genes or all genetic conditions. The results of a Genetic testing can influence a person's choices about health care and the management of a disorder.