More and more genetic studies They serve to prevent diseases. The clinical genetics It has several tools and, according to Chiron Health Hospital, examining chromosomes in a sample of cells can help identify genetic problems as the cause of a disorder or disease.
We found different types of genetic tests: follow-up of newborns, complementary examination, carrier examination, prenatal examination, predictive examination, genetic fingerprint, investigative, diagnostic, forensic and research examinations.
Which diseases can be analyzed?
Although this specialty is progressing and studies are becoming more important, certain diseases can be analyzed to prevent them and prevent their development to a greater or lesser extent.
Celiac diseases are among the most common to analyze and also tend to be related to the immune system of the other. We can also analyze obesity, with a genetic test to control diets. At the same time, we have a diabetes disease which, thanks to this type of examination, can be better controlled.
Benefits of genetic testing
The University Clinic of Navarre presents some of the main advantages of clinical genetics. For example, allows you to know the genetic risk related to the disease that worries you. An illness or condition can be genetic, but not necessarily transmitted to children. A genetic diagnosis that can help apply a more appropriate treatment.
It is also used to know the risks, allows the disease to be monitored more closely and appropriately throughout life. This information can help family planning and offers the opportunity to be better prepared, mentally and concretely.
When to have a genetic analysis
There are several reasons, but the Clínica Universidad de Navarra usually advances when one of the children does not develop physically or mentally as expected at his age. In the family, there are people with a certain genetic disease and we want to know if we can develop throughout life.
When a couple has suffered one or more abortions or delivery of a dead newborn. And in cases where there are cases of cancer in the immediate family, the frequency or type they suspect is inherited.