Genetic Predisposition DNA Testing For Health & Disease
The Genetic Predisposition Health DNA Test is based on recent scientific research that has established that many medical conditions common in Western society have a genetic basis. By looking at your DNA profile, this test will allow you to establish whether you have a genetic predisposition toward developing any one of 34 diseases and conditions, whether you are at high risk for developing a particular disease, and your estimated lifetime risk compared to the average population.
The Predictive Power of DNA
This genetic test is based on the study of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP’s), particular areas of the DNA that have been associated with the onset of disease. This test will analyse your DNA profile to see if your DNA contains key markers associated with the development of a particular disease. This test will be able you take control of the future of your health, knowing you are at risk will enable you to take the necessary steps in order to prevent the onset of a particular condition.
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The Importance of Genetic Counselling
When undertaking the Genetic Predisposition Test we strongly recommend that you do this under the guidance of a genetic counsellor for BOTH pre and post-test counselling. They will be able to provide you with the necessary expertise to assist you in interpreting your results and understand the difference between what is hereditary and environmental on your personalized predisposition report. Please note that GTLDNA does not provide genetic counselling services – therefore it is your responsibility to organize this assistance prior to ordering the test.
Who should take this DNA test?
Everyone can benefit from taking control of his or her health in order to achieve the best possible health future. Knowing your level of genetic predisposition toward developing particular conditions can help both you and your children live healthier and longer lives. If you have a family history of a particular disease, the Genetic Predisposition DNA Health test will tell you if you have inherited the same tendencies, and enable you to take the necessary steps to prevent its onset.
It’s all about your Genes and your Health
After examining your DNA, we will create a personalised report. In your report, as displayed in the sample report, each condition will be ranked according to your estimated lifetime risk, and will be qualified as high, medium or low risk. High risk conditions are the ones where extra care should be taken by you: by requesting more frequent screening diagnostics of the disease, or by making the necessary lifestyle adjustments.
Invest In Your Health
Upon ordering this test we will send you our home DNA sampling kit. The kit makes collecting DNA samples quick and easy and comes with 4 oral swabs that must be rubbed on the inside of the mouth and under the tongue for ten seconds. The swabs must then be allowed to dry by being left upright in a glass for one hour before being placed in the coloured envelope and sent back to the lab.