Parkinson's Clinical Trial Companion Navigating Clinical Trials - Page 38

What to Consider before Genetic Testing The results of genetic testing can affect different aspects of your and your family’s life. So the decision to seek genetic testing on your own or to participate in research that includes genetic testing deserves extra attention. Remember that not all research studies disclose your results, and in some cases you can choose not to learn your results. Genetic counselors can talk you through what it means to participate in genetic testing and specific considerations surrounding employment, insurance, family and cost. 36 Navigating Clinical Trials: A Guide for Parkinson’s Patients and Families