What is preventative genetic testing?
Preventative Genetic testing allows the diagnosis of vulnerabilities for inherited diseases. Every person carries two copies of every gene, one inherited from their mother, one inherited from their father. The human genome is believed to contain around 25,000 - 35,000 genes.
Genetic testing in a broader sense includes biochemical tests for the possible presence of genetic diseases. Genetic testing identifies changes in chromosomes, genes, or proteins.
Most of the time, testing is used to find changes that are associated with inherited disorders. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine your chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder. The range of genetic packages put together have been developed to help identify early on, an individuals pre disposition to certain diseases.
Additionally with Nutri-Genomics, by identifying small differences in your genes influence how well your body metabolizes foods, utilizes nutrients and excretes damaging toxins, all of which can affect your general state of health. By finding out if you have any of these variations, you can modify your diet and lifestyle choices to achieve optimum nutrition and health.
What do we test for?
The packages we have are designed to search for genetic make up susceptible for a condition such as heart disease related to gender.
The range is being extended but currently covers
- Heart Monitor
- Vie Female
- Vie Male
- Vie Male Plus
- Heart Monitor
- Lipid metabolism
- Food absorption and energy production
- The regulation and growth of the heart muscle cells
- Blood clotting
- Elasticity of blood vessels
How do we test?
Depending on your requirement we normally require either a saliva sample or sample from the inside of your mouth, both of which you can do at your home with a pack.
How to book?
Contact us via the website or by telephoning 0207 838 0765 for further details.