The DNA analysis was performed in a research laboratory for research purposes only and is not intended to guide medical treatment decisions. The research laboratory is not certified to perform clinical testing, and the testing method is not validated for clinical purposes. We cannot guarantee that these research data are accurate or complete. Also, the knowledge and tools used to generate these data may change rapidly over time.
To determine if you have any findings in your data that are important to your or your family’s health, you would need to have your results analyzed and interpreted by a trained medical professional.
Third-party services are available that can interpret your genetic data at your expense, but there is a lot of uncertainty with these results. Uninterpreted DNA data can include many inaccurate variants. For that reason, if you do have the data analyzed and find any variants that may affect your health, it would be recommended that the finding is confirmed in a clinical laboratory that is certified to perform this type of test before taking any medical actions. A genetic expert (genetic counselor or geneticists) can help you get confirmatory clinical genetic testing done and, importantly, help you understand what the results mean — and what they don’t mean — for you.
Genomic research data or study research reports are never intended to substitute in any way for professional medical advice or treatment and is not intended to guide clinical care. Therefore, talk to your doctor or a genetic counselor about any findings that might cause you to take actions that may affect your health.