Genetic Predisposition Health Testing: Your future health is in your genes
Do you have a history of a genetic disease in the family or perhaps want to take better control of your health? Why not be more pro-active and manage your own health to the max by doing a genetic health test? This test is the key to taking control of your future wellbeing because your health could lie in your genes. With easyDNA’s genetic health testing service you can understand your health on a genetic level.
A note for US Residents
easyDNA would like to inform all its clients that as per the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s directive it can only provide genetic health testing to US residents if their physician has agreed to the test. Genetic health testing is a physician ordered test in the USA. The physician in question will need to authorise the testing to go ahead by signing the consent forms which we provide inside our sample collection kit.
Please note that results will be sent directly to the appointed physician with whom the client can then discuss and evaluate the genetic test results.
Cost and Turnaround time
Our full genetic health predisposition test is offered at USD299.00. Your results will be ready in just 14 - 19 working days of receiving your sample at the laboratory. Click here to place your order.
It is quick and simple: with our home DNA sample collection kit you can collect a DNA sample in just a few seconds.
What can you tell me about my genes?
Our test was developed as a result of many years of intensive research on the human genome, studying specific areas on our genes which are known as SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). Simply put, these SNPs are genetic variations between people that can reveal a wealth of information about an individual’s genetic health and your susceptibility to disease. Technically, SNPs are variations in nucleotides (a nucleotide is a molecule that makes up our DNA; there are four main nucleotides known as Adenine, guanine, cytosine and Thymine). Variations in these nucleotides between individuals in the same species are known as SNPs.
We nowadays understand that many diseases, such as cancers and diseases of old age, are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Some people carry disease-causing genes or certain mutations known to be responsible for diseases, whilst other people do not. The question is do you carry these genes?
Our test is ideal to answer just this question and many more. In fact, with our health test:
- We can tell and assess your genetic health for over 25 different genetic diseases;
- We can also tell you how likely you are of developing the disease when compared with other people in the population.
Here is the complete list of diseases we cover:
What cardiovascular disease (CVD) means is, all diseases of the heart and circulation, which include, coronary heart disease (angina and heart attack) and stroke. It is the biggest killer in the UK, in fact during 2009 around one third of all deaths in the UK were due to CVD. Out of these, 82,000 deaths were caused by CVD and approximately 49,000 were caused by stroke. Coronary disease which includes angina, heart attack and stroke might well be caused by the same problem – atherosclerosis – this occurs when arteries become narrow owing to a build up of fatty material (atheroma) within the artery walls. Over time the arteries become so narrow causing a multitude of problems – there are several high risk factors for CVD, which include: smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, lack of exercise, overweight, family history of heart disease, ethnic background, men are more likely to develop CVD at an earlier age than women and age, the older you are the more likely you are to develop CVD.
- Atrial fibrillation
- Heart disease
- Peripheral arterial disease
- Venous thromboembolism
easyDNA offers genetic health testing 5 different cardiovascular diseases which have the highest incidence rate in the western world. Click here to read more.
Immune system diseases
Our immune system is exceptionally efficient, able to indentify millions of different types of foreign bodies, harmful bacteria and viruses. Not only is it highly complex but its job is quite simple really – and that is to seek out and eradicate intruders. If someone, who is unfortunate enough to be born with a very faulty immune system, then death from any type of infections, bacterium, parasite or fungus could occur. When functioning in top form our immune system recognises a range of threats which include viruses, bacteria and parasites and tells them apart from the body’s own healthy tissue. Sometimes certain conditions directly target our immune system causing it to turn onto itself.
- Graves' disease
- Celiac disease
- Multiple sclerosis
easyDNA offers genetic health testing for 5 different immune system diseases including Celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to read more.
Unfortunately aging is unavoidable and many factors like lifestyle, diet and genes will determine a longer life. Our life expectancy has increased thanks to science and medicine; our bodies and organs undergo considerable wear and tear especially as people keep living longer and longer. Many times we neglect out health or fail to think of the consequences our lifestyle might be having on our overall well being. Genetic health testing could be on way of taking control over your health.
- Macular degeneration
- Alzheimer's disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
easyDNA offers you the chance to discover just how likely you are of developing a number of old age diseases including macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, a common form of dementia, Cardiovascular disease, disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Click here to read more about our genetic health testing services and old age diseases.
A General health disease is not in itself a medical disease category like cancers are. We basically have put into this category 4 different diseases that are very prevalent in the western world including obesity and diabetes. We have placed them into this category as they did not fit into any other.
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
Why not discover your genetic predisposition to 25 different diseases including 4 diseases which fall into our general health category. Click here to read more
Cancer, also known as a malignancy, is regarded as an abnormal growth of cells. Including the most common cancers like, breast cancer, skin cancer, lung, prostate, colon and lymphoma, there are hundreds of types of cancers. Symptoms differ and are based on the type of cancer. One of the most common cancers is skin cancer – melanoma and is mostly caused by ultraviolet radiation from the sun or sun-beds. Cancer is a highly complex disease and has many possible causes – these include: genetic factors, lifestyle, tobacco use, diet and physical activity, and environmental exposure.
- Bladder cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gastric cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Skin cancer
easyDNA offers you the chance of discovering your genetic predisposition to 25 different diseases including 6 of the most common cancers. Click here to find out more.
What are the Benefits?
The reasons for doing this test are many. With your genetic counselor or doctor you will be able to get the expert guidance and advice, benefitting from the following:
- You can reduce your chances of developing an illness by making the right changes in your lifestyle. But given that each disease is different, you need to know the right changes to make in order to reduce your chances of developing the condition in question.
- Do you have a history of a disease in the family? Perhaps breast cancer? Then why not take this test to have your mind at rest? The test result can reduce your worries by showing that your chances of developing the disease through hereditary genes are nonexistent.
- Ensuring better medical care and checkups. Thanks to the results of our test you and your doctor can know exactly which diseases to look out for and which health checks to ensure you undertake periodically.
Due to the nature of this testing, the FDA prohibits the in-home collection of your sample as defined in 201 (heart) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. You can therefore choose to have your sample collected by your physician or a professional collection agency. For US Citizens this test can only be offered against a physician's prescription.
easyDNA recommends pre-genetic counselling and post genetic counselling to anybody taking our genetic health test.
For more information on genetic counselling assistance visit : www.nsgc.org The National Society of Genetic Counselors' database can help you find genetic counselling close to your home town and provides resources and advice.
easyDNA suggests you read the terms and conditions for this test. If you wish to order your test, you may order here. Have further questions - Why not Have us Call you?
For residents of the USA, this test can only be offered against a physician's prescription