My report says that I have a high/moderate risk for several health conditions. What do I do about this?
Please note that gene reports generated with ancestry test data cannot be used for diagnostic purposes. Your physician will assess your family history and other clinical parameters and order clinical genetic tests if necessary.
Moderate risk means average genetic risk - neither high nor low, rather an intermediate risk score.
High risk means relatively higher genetic risk than average.
In either of these cases, if you have a family history or symptoms of these conditions, your physician will help you with further evaluation.
You can also speak with genetic counselors or medical geneticists who specialize in hereditary conditions and are trained to help people understand their genetics in the context of personal and family history.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors or the American Board of Genetic Counseling can help you find a provider in your area.