What diseases can 23andMe detect?
23andMe is now allowed to market tests that assess genetic risks for 10 health conditions, including Parkinson’s and late-onset Alzheimer’s diseases.
Food and Drug Administration approved 23andMe’s personal genetic test for some diseases on Thursday, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and celiac diseases.
What does a 23andMe test tell you?
*The 23andMe PGS test uses qualitative genotyping to detect select clinically relevant variants in the genomic DNA of adults from saliva for the purpose of reporting and interpreting genetic health risks and reporting carrier status. It is not intended to diagnose any disease.
How accurate is the 23andMe health test?
Each variant in our Genetic Health Risk and Carrier Status Reports demonstrated >99% accuracy, and each variant also showed >99% reproducibility when tested under different laboratory conditions.
What diseases can be detected through genetic testing?
If you have symptoms of a disease that may be caused by genetic changes, sometimes called mutated genes, genetic testing can reveal if you have the suspected disorder. For example, genetic testing may be used to confirm a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s disease. Presymptomatic and predictive testing.