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Washington, DC Genetic Testing for Hereditary Diseases

While there are a lot of preventative measures that you can take in order to maintain your health, from exercising regularly to eating properly, some conditions are hereditary. This means that if your parents or grandparents had a certain condition, then you are more likely to develop it as well.

Located in Dupont Circle, Dr. Robert Enelow offers genetic testing in Washington, DC to identify conditions and diseases that run in your family. If you know of any conditions that were prevalent in your family, you may want to consider undergoing genetic testing.

What Is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is a process that consists of laboratory methods used to look at your genes. By looking at your genes, doctors—or Dr. Enelow—identify whether you are at risk of developing a hereditary condition such as:

  • Cancer
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Sickle-Cell disease
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer ’s disease
  • And many more

Genetic testing also identifies if there is an increased risk of other health issues, which makes genetic testing a good idea even for patients in Washington, DC that don’t have any known family history of any certain diseases.

What Else Can Genetic Testing Do?

Genetic testing can help to diagnose a disease that you may not have known that you had or even identify changes in your genes that are responsible for any diseases that you have already been diagnosed with. By looking at your genes, doctors can also determine how severe it is. All of this can help doctors to better determine what kind of treatment will be the most effective in treating your disease or what kind of preventative measures you should take to avoid developing a disease that you are at risk for. Genetic testing will also allow doctors to identify gene changes that could increase the risk of developing a disease as well as gene changes that could be passed on to your children.

Genetic Testing In Washington, DC

Dr. Enelow and his staff offer a number of different types of genetic tests, including:


If you are suffering from symptoms caused by an unknown illness, a diagnostic test can help to identify exactly what is causing the symptoms, thereby providing doctors with a clear idea of how you should be treated.


A predictive genetic test is used to identify gene changes that increase your likelihood of developing certain diseases. The results can help you figure out how to change your lifestyle in order to prevent the development of a disease you may be at risk for—and Dr. Enelow can help.


Carrier tests are recommended for anyone looking to have children. They identify genes linked to a certain disease that you may pass on to your offspring. You may never show signs of the disease, but by passing the gene change on to your children, they will be more at risk of developing it. This kind of knowledge will allow you to help your children live a healthier lifestyle to avoid the development of that disease.

What to Expect from Dr. Enelow

  • Contacting Dr. Enelow – Call Dr. Enelow at 202-728-9630 or email Dr. Enelow to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointment – As one of the top Washington, DC internists, Dr. Enelow will meet with you to discuss and diagnose your medical needs. You’ll never feel rushed or unimportant, and Dr. Enelow takes great pride in providing every single patient the highest-quality of care possible.
  • Payment – Dr. Enelow does not charge an annual retainer fee and does not accept insurance. The first comprehensive visit is approximately $800 – $1,100, depending on your visit and medical needs. Most 30-minute visits are $250 – $400.
  • Filing Insurance Claims – Our office files all of your claims to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Identify Hereditary Diseases with Genetic Testing

Genetic testing can help identify diseases as well as identify the risk of developing certain diseases.

Schedule an introductory conversation with Dr. Robert S. Enelow for more information about genetic testing in Washington, DC.


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