A Consumer's Guide to Genetic Health Testing

DownloadPMC's Consumer’s Guide to Genetic Health Testing describes what genetic tests are, outlines the types of information the tests can provide, and explains what consumers should consider before ordering an at-home genetic test directly from a genetic testing company. The Coalition makes complimentary printed copies of the guide available to PMC members to distribute to consumer audiences. Non-PMC members can order printed copies for a nominal fee.

The guide is divided into sections, as follows:

  • “What is Genetic Testing?”
  • “Why Would I Order Genetic Health Testing?”
  • “What Should I Consider Before Ordering Genetic Health Testing?”
  • “How Can I Order A Genetic Health Test?”

For more information about ordering printed copies, please contact PMC Vice President for Public Affairs Christopher Wells at