At Kofinas Fertility Group in New York, one of the many services we offer is genetic testing. Genetic testing is used to examine and evaluate your DNA (the chemicals that carry instructions for your body’s functions) to explore any changes or alterations in the genes that could cause an illness, disease or developmental delays in your child.
When genetic testing concludes, your Kofinas Fertility Group doctor evaluates your data and explains it to you. The amount of time it takes to receive the results will depend on the tests you have. “Negative” results mean that genetic alteration that was being tested for was not detected.
“Positive” results mean that the genetic alteration that was being tested for was indeed detected. When this occurs, your doctor will help you understand the results and develop steps that need to be taken moving forward. These results provide important information to consider as you are planning a family. If the purpose was to diagnose a specific disease or condition, a positive result will help to determine the right treatment and management plan.