There are several skin conditions which are more serious than we ever think them to be…

Testing genetically within Dermatology specialty can prove to be highly beneficial in certain conditions which were never explained before but are emerging significantly in recent times. It is through genetic screening that we can diagnosis those unexplained symptoms related to the skin, nails, and hair problems. Your DNA will speak everything about the problems that are troubling you to lead a healthy life. Some heritable causes related to skin and hairs are not revealed through general blood screening, this is where genetic tests help to reveal a larger picture behind the unexplained symptoms. 

Genetic testing for Dermatological disorders is essential for the following reasons

  • It provides information about heritable factors responsible for Dermatological disorders.

  • It helps in the specific diagnosis of the disorder and diseases.

  • It helps in developing an effectual treatment plan for the patient’s recovery.

  • It also helps in evaluating the success rate of the management of the disorder, by providing a clear picture of the level of severity of the disease.

  • It provides information about the healing mechanism of the patient.

  • It provides information about the type of treatment, medicine, the patient will respond to.

  • It helps in identifying dermatological diseases, which can be transmitted from one individual to annoyer or can be conveyed from pregnant woman to its new born baby.

When does a doctor advise genetic testing in Dermatological disorders?

A doctor may ask the patient to go for genetic testing to know facts about the genetic, family history of a particular dermatological problem related to skin, hair or nails. He may ask for genetic testing to diagnose the seriousness of the disease and to find out the risk factors related to the disorder. Genetic testing related to dermatological diseases also help in the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease and to assess the success rate of the disease management and chances of reversion of the disease in the future. The most common referral reasons for genetic testing in dermatology are:

  • Patients presenting common symptoms of dermatological disease.

  • People having a family history of diseases related to the skin, hair, and nails.

  • People are also referred for genetic testing even if they do not have a family history of dermatological diseases, but display symptom related to skin, nails and hair disease.

  • People with a negative but suspected family history of dermatological diseases. 

  • To find precise reasons and causes for the medical problem.

  • Estimate about the success rate and healing mechanism after a treatment starts.