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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Candidates for Testing

Since gene tests are designed to identify persons who have inherited a gene mutation, the first candidates for study will be members of high-risk families.

Later, tests may be offered to persons whose family history is less telling. Some day it may be possible to test a single blood sample for a whole range of gene mutations.

Candidates for Testing