What does it mean to test positive (be susceptible) to a particular disease? (influence of other factors)

In the event that you test positive for a particular disease, it implies that there are mutations or defects in your genes which make you more likely than the average person to develop that disease.  However, you should be aware that a positive genetic test result is only one factor in determining risk for a particular disorder.  Other factors need to be considered, including environmental, lifestyle and diet factors. Therefore it is in no way a confirmation that you will definitely develop the disease.

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