Tutorial 1. Introduction to Genetests.org

Tutorial 1: Introduction to GeneTests.org

Figure 1. GeneTests.org home page

GeneTests is an online medical genetics information resource developed for physicians, other healthcare providers, and researchers. It is funded by the National Institutes of Health and available at no cost to all interested persons.

screenshot of Genetests.org

Figure 2. GeneReviews link

GeneReviews is where you will find the following:

  • Genetic disease descriptions (expert authored and peer reviewed)
  • Current information on genetic test use in diagnosis, management, genetic counseling
  • Links to genomic databases, patient resources, PubMed citations, policy statements and guidelines.
  • International directories for clinical research laboratories and genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics
  • Genetic counseling and testing concepts
  • An online illustrated glossary of terms

Figure 3. GeneReviews search page

Figure 4. Search for "hemochromatosis."

Type "hemochromatosis" in the text box and click "Search."

Figure 5. Search results for "hemochromatosis"

Search results key:

= View a listing of laboratories that provide clinical testing for this disorder.

= View a listing of laboratories that provide testing on a research basis only.

= Read the GeneReview for this disorder.

= View and print relevant consumer health-oriented resources.

Figure 6. GeneReview for "HFE-Associated Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HFE-HHC)"

Click to view the GeneReview for "HFE-Associated Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HFE-HHC)."

Figure 7. Definition terms

Click on glossary terms to display the definition at the bottom of the page. Click "Learn More" to view the illustrated glossary.

Figure 8. Illustrated glossary entry for "homozygote."


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