Note: This test typically requires a 21-day processing time.
Nature Of A Genetic Predisposition Test
The Genetic Predisposition test is intended to gather information about the participant’s predisposition towards certain types of diseases or conditions. This test assists in identifying the presence of genetic mutations that may be a contributing factor in some medical conditions. This test can detect mutations associated with disease, but cannot be used to diagnose or cure any illness. This test should never be used to replace regular screenings with your physician, nor is it intended for any other purpose than to inform and educate. Conditions tested for include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Alzheimer Disease
- Potential Aneurism
- Cancer Of The Bladder
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Celiac Disease
- Coronary Disease (Heart)
- Gastric Cancer
- Graves Disease
- Lung Cancer
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Cancer Of The Prostate
- Arthritis (Rheumatoid)
- Skin Cancer
- Type 1 &2 Diabetes
- Venous Thromboembolism
How Genetic Predisposition Test Works:
The Genetic Predisposition test is conducted by the study of SNP, or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. SNP are genetic sites that vary between people and have an incidence equal to or higher than 1 percent. Thanks to the uniqueness of each site, the test can accurately identify DNA markers that coincide with disease and other conditions. These markers provide and excellent base for the study of the variations of human genomes and what makes us who we are. Not all aspects of these conditions are covered by these tests and some variations of each has yet to be discovered or has a low incidence rate and therefore may be absent from your results.
The results and methods of this test are based off of current studies and findings at the time of testing. As research methods improve with time the nature and accuracy of this test may be affected accordingly. Measures have been taken to ensure accuracy as far as modern technology and research allows, but the possibility that results and findings may change as the understanding of genetics improves must be accepted. Variations such as studies of conditions among ethnic groups has been tested and taken into consideration, but there is no guarantee that all aspects of the condition have been covered. SNP studies cover particular types of genetic arrangements, and cannot be used to detect structures other than those specified.
This test utilizes an FTA blood card in lieu of a standard buccal swab; however, the swab can be used at an additional charge if desired. The cards do have a shelf life, so please contact us at 800-831-0178 to obtain a FTA blood card kit.
Genetic Predisposition DNA Testing
A Genetic predisposition DNA test is designed to help identify if you may be prone to health conditions related to your genetics. This test may also offer some insight as to what makes you…you!
Factors such as potential physical and mental abilities may be traceable through the study of your genetics. Perhaps this test may provide answers as to why some conditions appear to be passed down from generation to generation, and what precautions you can take to prevent them from impacting the quality of your life.
One of the many benefits of DNA testing is the ability to identify certain predispositions that you or the person being tested may prone, often before the condition can manifest itself. While this test cannot cure any or detect all manner of potential illness or conditions, it can help identify many potential risks. In many cases, early detection can help you and your physician prevent a potential condition.
The findings of this test are presented as a report for reference. Please keep in mind that this test does not in any way, replace regular visits with your healthcare professional, and is for educational and informational purposes only.
We encourage you to call if you have any questions about genetic predisposition DNA tests and look forward to the opportunity to talk with you. If you do have any questions and wish to speak to a consultant, or would like to schedule an appointment with your nearest testing center, feel free to contact us.