Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tips for Choosing Genetic Testing Companies

Genetic testing is done for a variety of reasons like to determine one's genetic vulnerabilities or to identify the father of a child or to understand one's ancestry. Whatever maybe the reason, its important to choose the right genetic testing company to be assured of optimal results. There are some things that should be considered before deciding on a particular company. 

First and foremost, the company should specify the genetic marker they select for the test and the reason for choosing those markers. Also, the company selected for genetic testing should contain standard page wherein quality and commitment are well demonstrated. 

The company should also clearly mention the laboratory in which they undertake the test and such labs should have the CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) certificates and ISO.  Those labs should ensure the accuracy of the results. They should be transparent in all stages of the testing process and also the professionals working in these labs should be technically qualified and competent. 

Mailing info, address, phone and all other contact information should be clearly mentioned by the company. They should ensure confidentiality while dealing with any client. The reputation of the company should be good which could be checked through the local business bureau. There should be good customer service and they should be able to quickly resolve any issues and respond to inquires. When a company meets all these criteria, then they are definitely competent enough to handle your genetic tests.

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