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The family history has been called the "first genetic test" and used long before DNA testing. This author recommends symptom targeted family histories, appropriate for patient age and development as a means to get the most out of this element of the history and physical.

Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(Suppl 3):S203-10    (retrieved Feb, 2014). There are currently 999 pearls in the database. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, mistakes can and do occur. Use databank at your own risk. All pearls © 2020 by the Internet Medical Association. Click Here to view more medical pearls.