Health and Wellness
Your health and wellness depends on a number of factors such as your genetic make up as well as your lifestyle and both can affect your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health conditions. This can ultimately impact on your likely lifespan. It is now possible to have genetic or specialist testing to assess your risks of these various health conditions. This will allow you to make important decisions about your lifestyle and consider medical and surgical interventions to reduce your risk. You can also choose to have better screening for earlier disease detection when treatments are more effective.
All of us have variations in our DNA and genetic makeup (gene mutations) which may predispose to an increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease and other health conditions. This can happen even when there may not be an obvious family history.
Our Color Cancer and Color Color Extended tests identify mutations which effect the risk of developing common cancers and cardiovascular disease such as arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy and hypercholesterolaemia. Our CeGat Genetic Disease Prevention Panels can also identify genetic risk factors for diabetes, glaucoma and other important conditions.
Biological Age and Body Clock
It is well recognised that some people live much longer than others and it is now possible to measure your biological age as opposed to your chronological age. Various (epigenetic) biological body clocks have been developed to measure your biological age. This allows you to make important decisions about your current lifestyle and consider other interventions to reduce your biological age and live longer. Our Clock Foundation Phenoage and Epigenetic Age Tests provide an index of your biological age allowing you to monitor it and potentially slow down the rate of ageing.
Regular checks on your blood pressure and ECG are important ways of checking your cardiovascular function. Those engaging in fitness programmes and athletic competitive sports in particular should consider a “healthy heart check” before embarking on such activities. This is especially important for young athletes because of the risk of sudden death in some cases. We offer subsidised teen cardiac screening as well as adult cardiac screening. All our ECGs are read by and reported by Broomwell Heartwatch whose expert cardiologists screen over 4000 ECGs a week for NHS hospitals and GPs.
Vitamins, Nutrients, Hormones and Organ Function
Our intake and absorption of vitamins and various essential nutrients is important for our general health, fitness and fertility and various health conditions such as vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency anaemia, under active or over active thyroid function and abnormal liver or kidney function. These conditions may not be immediately obvious without formal testing allowing unrecognised potential significant effects on long term health. Our range of health screening blood tests allow you to check your vitamin, hormone and organ function so you can take control of your health and fertility.