What is molecular and genetic testing?

Molecular diagnostics are more broadly complex laboratory techniques that identify and analyze genetic sequences, biomarkers, metabolites, and other molecules. Genetic testing can help identify genetic and chromosomal variations associated with disease risk states. Predictive genetic testing, also known as germline testing, can determine if a person has inherited genetic abnormalities related to pancreatic cancer. Doctors can use molecular profiling to detect the exact biochemical alterations that caused a healthy pancreatic cell to become malignant. tumour testing, genetic testing, and biomarker testing are other terms for the same thing. (Sources: medscape.com )

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