Genetic testing isn’t a crystal ball for your health

Choosing Wisely Australia has released its latest recommendations on the use of genetic testing, suggesting people avoid genetic tests for Alzheimer’s (APOE), coeliac disease and folate conversion (MTHFR). Testing these genes is not recommended as results do not lead to improved health outcomes, and may create anxiety or false hope among patients. Led by Australia’s health colleges, societies and associations and facilitated by NPS MedicineWise, the Choosing Wisely initiative drives conversations for the health care community and consumers about eliminating the use of unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments, and procedures. Genetic testing as a health care tool Genetic testing…
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