NIH-led study finds genetic test results do not trigger increased use of health services
Medical experts feared personal genetic test results might drive overuse of expensive medical care
People have increasing opportunities to participate in genetic testing that can indicate their range of risk for developing a disease. Receiving these results does not appreciably drive up or diminish test recipients' demand for potentially costly follow-up health services, according to a study performed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and colleagues at other institutions.
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