What is the difference between genetic testing, such as FISH testing, and DNA testing?

In this week’s video, Dr. Brian G.M. Durie explains how different types of tests for multiple myeloma are used for risk stratification of a patient’s disease.

BOTTOM LINE:
FISH testing is a standard, widely used technique, but DNA testing will most likely be used more often in the future.

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