Pretest counseling is used to determine whether genetic testing should proceed. The potential subject of the test is educated on as many aspects of the test as possible, and includes evaluating risks and family history. Advantages and disadvantages are discussed in detail.

PRETEST COUNSELING: "Conducting pretest counseling helped the patient decide on whether to get the test or not."
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