Genetic Predisposition DNA Test
Starting from only £199 with results in 19-21 working days
Our Genetic Predisposition DNA Test will establish your genetic risk to 34 different diseases including some of the most common cancers and old age diseases. Our test will help you determine whether you carry certain mutations in your DNA which are known to be related to specific hereditary illnesses. The results will establish the probability of developing the disease over the course of your life by reporting whether your predisposition to each disease is above or below the average risk of the general population. The price of the test starts at £199 and is for testing 1 person. Results are emailed in 19-21 working days from receipt of samples.
Taking Better Control of Your Health & Managing Disease Risk
Genetic Health tests are the latest development in DNA testing helping people to discover more about their health at a genetic level. Genetic predisposition DNA testing (or genetic health testing) enables you to take better control of your life and health. By knowing which diseases you stand a greater than average chance of developing, you can make changes to your lifestyle and diet to lessen the chances of developing the illness. This DNA test might be even more useful if you have a history of a certain condition in the family. Perhaps the result might, much to your relief, tell you that you do not carry the disease-causing mutation for the hereditary illness and can therefore put your mind at rest.
Prevention is better than cure and when it comes to many illnesses, the most effective treatment is that which is administered when the disease is in its earliest stages. Knowing you are at risk of a disease means having regular checkups and following the right plan to reduce your risk.
Categories of Diseases Analysed
The Genetic Predisposition DNA Test includes a total of 34 diseases in the following 5 categories. The test report you will receive includes all 34 diseases and conditions, they are not available individually except for coeliac disease. Please click here to read about our Genetic Testing for Coeliac Disease.
Immune System Diseases
- Graves’ Disease
- Coeliac Disease (Please click here to read about our separate Coeliac Disease DNA Test)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Intracranial Aneurysm
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Heart Disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Macular Degeneration (Not Currently Tested)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Diseases Relating to General Health
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Sugar Consumption
- Folate Metabolism
- Vitamin B6 Metabolism
- Vitamin B12 Metabolism
- Vitamin D Metabolism
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Gastric Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Open-Angle Glaucoma
- Exfoliation Glaucoma
How the Genetic Predisposition DNA Test Works
The genetic health DNA test is based on the analysis of what scientists call SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). These are genetic variations occurring between individuals with each SNP representing a unit or building block which we call a “nucleotide”. These SNPs can alter the way a gene functions and affect protein synthesis. Some SNPs are known to increase a person’s risk of getting a particular disease. Scientists have studied many of the genetic variations that are associated with certain diseases and can today confirm whether an individual carries these variations through a genetic DNA test.
How Should You Go About This Test?
First and foremost, to be able to develop a sensible and effective plan of action following the results of this test you will need to work together with a doctor, genetic counsellor or a qualified nutritionist. Only somebody qualified can really help you understand the implications of the results and what changes are best made to your lifestyle, diet, exercise routine etc. They can also help you understand more about any family risks and hereditary issues as well as providing support and advice. Further to this, it is important to note that people with a high predisposition to a disease do not necessarily develop the illness. The NHS provides information about genetic counselling. It is important to note that in additional to your genes, external environmental factors as well as lifestyle and diet all play a role in whether a disease develops or not.
How Are Samples Collected for This DNA Test?
Samples for a genetic predisposition DNA test are collected using a simple home DNA sample collection kit. DNA required for the test is collected using sterile mouth swabs provided inside the kit. Step-by-step instructions and consent forms are also included.
Please read our Health and Clinical Testing Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure you understand them before placing an order.