Having a "next step" is important, not only for your peace of mind, but also so you can take the steps necessary for your health. For this reason, a home genetic test is not the best option for certain people. "If there's an individual that's searching for a diagnosis, or has concerning family history, this isn't going to be the test that's going to answer those questions for them," says Stacey Detweiler
, MS, LCGC, medical affairs associate and genetic counselor at 23andMe. At 23andme, they try to make the "next steps" clear to users, by providing a printable version of results to take to a doctor, and including a link to the National Society of Genetic Counselors so users can find a genetic counselor
. "Ultimately, we want to give you the information that is to the point where this could eventually lead to a diagnosis," she says. "We want to make sure we're leading you in the right direction."