We offer genetic testing to assess risk for common diseases. Take a comprehensive look at your genetic risk factors with a follow up from a consultant geneticist from £495.
Take a comprehensive look at your genetic risk factors with a follow up from a consultant geneticist from £495.
All of us have a 1 in 2 lifetime risk of cancer, but some common cancers – breast, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate and ovarian – are known to occur more frequently in families, passing from one generation to the next.
These tests not only examine your risk of cancer and heart disease, they also analyse genes that can influence how your body processes certain medications including those given for common pain, heart disease, and mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.
It is a quick, painless, comprehensive and validated test which can give you a more complete understanding of your genes and health, particularly if you have a personal or family history of any of the conditions covered. Best of all, it only needs to be done once in a lifetime.
Why should you consider genetic testing
Knowing you have a genetic mutation enables you to make sure you have regular check-ups and screenings for conditions such as cancer or heart disease.
This test can also help your medical team understand how your body processes certain medications so that they can prescribe the most effective course of treatment for you.
For your family:
Many mutations are known to be hereditary: if you have a mutation, there is a chance that your brothers and sisters – and your children will have it too.
Discussing your results with a professional geneticist can help you:
– understand your risks
– monitor your health
– select effective medication
– consider your lifestyle or diet
– protect your family
Comprehensive Genetic Testing
- 58 targeted gene testing
- Simple, safe non-invasive saliva testing in clinic
- Advanced gene sequencing and analysis
- Identify risk of cancers and health conditions
- Genetic counselling from consultant geneticists to understand your results and implications
Learn more about Genetic Testing
What is genetic testing
Genetic Testing is the analysis of your DNA: using a sample of your saliva, or sometimes blood or tissue, it’s possible to establish if you have certain gene mutations which are associated with particular diseases.
It’s also possible to predict how your body will respond to drugs and treatments – giving your clinician a depth of knowledge they can’t get from any other test or scan.
Why consider genetic testing
If you are concerned about your risk developing a particular disease or condition – perhaps because you know it’s in your family history – genetic testing can help you.
There are benefits whatever the outcome.
A negative result can stop you worrying unnecessarily and enable you to make informed decisions about your healthcare, perhaps avoiding scans and check-ups you don’t need.
When the results are positive, you may be able to take action, making dietary and lifestyle choices that will reduce the risks.
You can also make sure you monitor your health with further tests and screening to detect the onset of any disease at an early stage – enabling you to get treatment swiftly, which can improve your chance of recovery, and ultimately, survival.
By their nature, hereditary disorders run in families, so your results could also help your loved ones learn more about their own health risks.
How do you receive your results
A report will be generated, usually within 3-4 weeks of receipt of your kit in the laboratory. Once your detailed results are ready, a UK-based Consultant Genetic Specialist will contact you to discuss your results and their implications for you.
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