DNA Health test: Empowerment through awareness
The thought of aging and the chance of developing an illness such as cancer can be frightening, however by gaining insight through your unique genetic code with a DNA health test you can learn what signs to look out for and take preventative measures. Recent advances in the studies of genetics of autoimmune diseases have made all this possible.
Certain life experiences can drive our desire to learn more about our genetic inheritance and how it will affect our wellbeing throughout our life. Many of us are motivated to improve our health, minimise risk of illness and protect ourselves and our loved ones. This desire can be triggered by a recurring disease within the family’s medical history, which opens many questions about one’s own future risk.
We test for the following 34 diseases:
Not only does the detailed DNA health test report assess your genetic predisposition for the outlined conditions, but it also evaluates your lifetime risk in comparison with the average lifetime risk for the general population. It is recommended that you discuss your result with your doctor or genetic councillor, who can discuss other contributing factors, such as environmental influence, exercise and diet. Both your genetics as well as external environmental factors play a role in developing a disease, it is important you seek professional advice to help you understand the difference between the two.
How does it work? A bit about the science
Using the latest scientific technology, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) observed in your DNA are examined and analysed, providing a picture of your genome. This data reveals a wealth of information that is used to determine your risk of developing a number of dangerous conditions and diseases, allowing you to apply your newly acquired knowledge to your lifestyle choices.
A personalised health review – it’s written in your genes
If you are looking to improve your quality of life by making better choices then this is the test you need. In today’s fitness culture a lot of time and money is spent on diets and gym memberships, but finding out what your genes have to say about your inclination towards 34 major diseases is a good starting point to manage your health. Through discovering what information your DNA holds and your genetic tendency towards certain medical conditions, you will be able to plan ahead for specific health checks and better understand what lifestyle changes are necessary.
The test is extremely easy to carry out, and the sampling kit can be sent to any location throughout the UK from our office in Kent. All we require is a simple oral swab sample using our home sampling kit. Everything you need to perform sample collection will be provided by us. Simply return your sample and your 33 page report will be sent to you by email within 19-21 working days later. Move towards a better, healthier future today!
DNA Analysis is performed to the highest international standard in an ISO 17025 testing laboratory. To read our terms and conditions for the genetic predisposition health test.
DNA Health testing and Genetic counselling in the UK
Our health DNA test results can only be put to their best possible use with the advice of your GP, a qualified nutritionist or a genetic counsellor. This is something we strongly recommend.
Furthermore, seeking advice prior to getting your DNA test would also be sensible. A medical professional can offer guidance on the next steps that should be taken to prevent onset of disease. For more information on genetic counselling assistance visit: www.nsgc.org. The coloured report also shows visuals and easy-to-understand charts, displaying your risk as low, medium or high for each condition covered by this test.
Most genetic councillors enter the field from a variety of disciplines, including biology, genetics, nursing, psychology; public health and social work. Your genetic councillor is your DNA health test advisor who will make the results meaningful to you. Genetic health test results are not straightforward and to really be able to make significant changes to your life, to understand what your genetic predisposition really means and how you can improve your health, the supervision of an expert is mandatory. Besides lifestyle changes and diet, you can also learn about the family risks, the hereditary factors, implications, consequences and how best to adapt and manage your life. The NHS provides information about genetic counselling. More about genetic counselling can be found by clicking here. Remember that ideally, you would inform your genetic councillor that you are carrying out a DNA health test. These professionals can and will only provide information that relates to your case, they will not tell you what to do and make any decisions on your behalf.
Why not consult a genetic counsellor about your results?
Our genetic counsellor is ideal if you have any concerns about your DNA test results. They can understand and interpret all aspects of your DNA test results, helping you maximize your own wellbeing and that of your relative. Genetic counselling is ideal in cases where you opt for a clinical test or health test but you can also consult our counsellor for any other test including parentage testing, prenatal testing and relationship testing. Genetic counselling is available at an additional fee.
Our test only looks at a limited number of variants related to breast cancer. If you have a family history of breast and ovarian cancer and are looking for a clinical result to confirm if you have the disease causing variant in the gene or not then you need to order a complete BRCA 1 and 2 test. Our test will NOT provide a full gene screen and cannot be deemed a clinical result.
Our glossary of terms
We have compiled a glossary with many useful terms related to genetics, genes and many other relevant terminology and jargon. View our genetic glossary.