Genetic testing

David J. Tester, Michael J. Ackerman

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Through advances in molecular medicine, the previous several decades of research have elucidated the fundamental genetic substrates underlying over 4000 genetic disorders, most of which are rare. Currently nearly 1000 genetic tests (www. are available clinically and are offered by more than 600 diagnostic laboratories worldwide. In addition, numerous genetic tests are available on a research basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart
Subtitle of host publicationGenetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781846288531
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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