• By Ambry Genetics
  • Posted March 28, 2019

DTC Genetic Testing vs Clinical Testing | Direct To Consumer

Clinical genetic testing – the process of examining our hereditary makeup in a laboratory to help diagnose, treat and even predict disease - has evolved to become a critical component of medical practice and research. But now, with the advent of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests, people are being offered quick and easy genetic information …

  • By Deepti Babu, MS, CGC
  • Posted May 18, 2017

How are Direct-to-Consumer and Medical-Grade Genetic Tests Different?

As we find more ways to take charge of our health, genetic testing is becoming something that many consider and, in fact, has become easier to access than ever before. An appointment with a doctor or genetic counselor is no longer required to access genetic testing – for some types of genetic tests, it’s now possible to order a test kit online, …

  • By Stephany Tandy-Connor, MS
  • Posted May 4, 2017

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Taking the Trend to the Next Level…Responsibly

Our DNA tells a story — it tells us who we are. With advancements in genetic testing and an increased awareness in personalized healthcare, interest in direct-to-consumer (DTC) testing is on the rise. DTC genetic testing companies have made limited genetic testing for the general population readily accessible to healthy individuals. However, …