Understanding Genetic Testing

When you live with a primary immunodeficiency (PID), including neutropenia, you might also be living with a lot of questions.

  • “Is my diagnosis correct? I want to identify my specific PID.”
  • “Is there another treatment that might help me feel better?”
  • “I want to have a family someday. What should I be thinking about now?”
  • “Is someone else in my family living with neutropenia?”
Genetic testing might be able to help you answer these questions and more.

Genetic tests take a close look at your DNA to reveal info about your health or the health of your family. Every living thing has DNA that provides the code, or instructions, for every cell in their body. Your DNA is unique to you.

Types of Genetic Testing
Genetic Testing for PID
Why Genetic Testing?
Genetic Testing & Personalized Medicine
Genetic Testing & Privacy