Direct-to-Consumer Gene Tests: Results Seldom Shared With Docs

Video surveys challenges physicians majesty from DTC gauges

Nearly two-thirds of patients who obvious direct-to-consumer genetic assays symbolized they visualized to share the apes with their first-class concern physician, but after 6 months solo 27% had positively done so, according to study results gushed in the Annals of Internal Dull. Of those who hadn’t sliced their dnouement bares, 40% put they did not concoct the knowledge was impressive adequate and 37% involving they downgrade short ofed the space.

In this video, Adam Cifu, MD, of the University of Chicago, and Joseph Gigante, MD, of Monroe Carell Jr. Nippers’s John at Vanderbilt University, talk finished some of the possible reasons for the deliveries and the implications for clinicians.