However, it is important that you are aware that in accordance with the provisions of Part 4 of the Disability Act 2005 you should NOT disclose the result of any Genetic (DNA or RNA) test. Some medical conditions are genetic and can be passed from generation to generation. Advances in medical science have made it possible in certain circumstances to take a genetic test and to ascertain if a specific condition has been passed on. If you have had such a genetic test then you should not disclose it.
You must disclose if you are having treatment for, experiencing symptoms of, or having investigations (other than a genetic test) for a genetic condition as well as disclosing all other conditions. You must also give us full information about your family history (without disclosing the name of any relatives), including all genetic conditions as requested in Question 14 below.
Section 41 of the Disability Act defines 'genetic testing' as the examination of samples taken from a living person for the purpose of analysing the person’s deoxyribonucleic (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA) by means of chromosomal analysis or by any other means for the purpose of:
(a) confirming the identity or nature of an existing symptomatic disease;
(b) ascertaining whether the person has a genetic predisposition or susceptibility to a disease; or
(c) identifying the carrier of a disease.
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