Skip main navigation

Direct to Consumer testing in Primary Care

Issues that may arise in primary care around Direct to Consumer genomic tests.
For the first part of this week, we are going to focus on direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing. We will cover what is provided, pros and cons and how we can manage results that are brought to us in primary care.

In order to do this, we are going to try to help you understand the following issues as this will help you to explain the clinical relevance of a DTC result to your patients:

  • How NGS or next generation sequencing has changed genetic testing capability
  • How variants from the reference genome can be classed as significant, benign or unknown
  • What general testing strategies are offered to consumers
  • The interaction between genetics and environment influencing the phenotype displayed
  • How this knowledge helps us manage a patient presenting with a DTC report

In the second part of the week, we will look for interest into the application of genetic technologies in infectious disease

© Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences
This article is from the free online

Genomic Scenarios in Primary Care

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now