DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock
DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock

Letters | Hong Kong should protect consumers choosing direct genetic tests

  • There is much misinformation around DTC genetic tests. The government needs to protect public welfare through education campaigns and effective regulation

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock
DTC genetic tests can be less costly and faster than clinical genetic tests, but some companies are alleged to exaggerate the predictive value of the test results. Photo: Shutterstock
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