Take Action Based on Your DNA
Hereditary Genetic Testing to Help You Take Control of Your Health
Are you planning a family? Or interested in learning more about your predisposition to health conditions like cancer, heart disease, motor neurone disease or dementia – or understanding what your family medical history means for you today? Are you a clinician looking for targeted information and customised gene panels to help your patients with their treatment? Our genetic testing can help.
Using just a small saliva sample, our partner laboratories in the USA and UK will undertake comprehensive gene sequencing and then provide the test result about 3 weeks later in a clearly written report. The results can help to identify:
- if cancer screening should start earlier
- if lifestyle changes – or more – are advisable for certain heart conditions
- if sport, fitness and training activities and programmes should be modified
- medical treatment or plans for surgery
- proactive actions about conditions that run in a family
- vital information about planning a pregnancy, such as whether a genetic condition (often unknown) could be passed onto a baby.
Before having any screening test, it’s important to know as much as possible about the test itself. How will the testing process work? How are the results provided? What would happen next if the result shows a higher risk of a particular condition?
Deciding whether or not to have a screening test is a personal choice and one which only you can make. We always recommend talking to your family, friends and/or your healthcare professionals before making your final decision.
If you choose genetic screening with us, this includes a pre-test telephone consultation with one of our clinical team to discuss the test and what’s involved. We’ll talk you through the process and how we’ll let you know about your results. Our hereditary cancer screening tests also include optional post-test counselling with a UK-based Consultant in Genetics or a Genetics Counsellor if your result is positive. For positive results from our other screening tests, we will signpost you to specialist clinicians who can help.
If you’re a clinician looking for tests for your patients, you can choose from 2 options – a ‘test plus pre-test consultation’ option or a ‘test only’ service if you provide patient support and counselling in-house. Custom gene panels are also available. Please contact us to discuss on 0345 230 3386.