Some very valid reasons for a DNA health test evaluation
- No physical medical examination can determine your health on a genetic level. This can only be achieved through DNA health testing.
- Your future health lies in carefully planning a life-long diet, exercise and general well being plan that is aimed at reducing those genetic diseases you have a high susceptibility to.
- Prevention of disease lies partly in awareness. This means that knowing you have a high risk to a disease can urge or motivate you to have the regular checkups required.
- Evaluate your health risks and get a doctor to suggest a specific treatment.
Empowerment: getting benefits from a genetic health test
This genetic health test empowers you because without knowledge there is no way of preventing or mitigating your risks for certain diseases. By the time you find out, the disease might have progressed creating serious medical complications. To fully maximize and benefit from the results of this health test, you must seek the help of someone qualified to interpret the results and make the correct life style changes. Such people include medical professionals and qualified nutritionists (nutrition scientist, public health nutritionist, dietitian-nutritionist, clinical nutritionist and so forth).
List of diseases and conditions covered:
Our results will assess just how likely you are of developing the 34 diseases we test for over the course of your life. View the sample report summary by clicking the below image:
Your family health history: quash your concerns
Are you worried that you too might develop a hereditary disease that has afflicted your loved ones? Why not do away with worry and take a genetic health test – the results could help put your mind at rest. You might, after all, have an extremely low genetic susceptibility to the disease or perhaps none at all. If you do have a high genetic predisposition, then it is time to begin taking adequate health measure. Again, knowledge is empowerment with our DNA health test.
Do you have a hereditary illness in the family? Perhaps diabetes, the silent killer, which runs in families is one of the many diseases which if caught too late can cause serious complications including blindness, amputations and death.
The science behind this genetic health test
Some people have a high genetic predisposition to a disease whilst other might have a low one and yet other individuals might have no susceptibility at all. On the level of genes, some of us carry certain sequences in our genetic code which increase our susceptibility to a disease. Some people carry these gene variants whilst other people do not. These gene variants are what we technically call “single nucleotide polymorphisms”, a term which is conveniently abbreviated to SNP. You can think of each SNP as a genetic building block with our DNA being made up of millions of these blocks. Sometimes these SNPs occur within a gene and can help scientists determine whether the person has high disease susceptibility. Different SNPs on certain genes are associated with different genetic mutations.
So, for example, we all carry the BRCA gene which controls breast tissue cell growth and helps prevent cancer or growths. However, certain mutations on this gene can mean the gene is not able to carry out its role in protecting the body and controlling cell growth; thus, this would mean the person would have an increased susceptibility to breast cancer. Begin taking better control of your future health with our DNA health test.
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 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.
Upgraded Results: Celiac Disease Genetic Testing
For just an additional R750 we can provide you with an advanced report on Celiac Disease. This report can help you confirm whether you carry the genes involved in celiac disease and will effectively rule out the disease with an accuracy of 99%. Results for this test are ready in 1 to 2 weeks from the receipt of samples. Read more about our Celiac Disease Genetic Test.