Simply put, genomics testing is a detailed look at your unique genetic makeup. There is an incredible amount of information inside each of your 22,000 genes, and we look at all of it.
We can help you draw a complete roadmap of your underlying health.
Am I at risk of a serious medical condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or cancer? How can I tailor my diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices to optimize my health? Which medications and therapies are safest and most effective for me?
What Can I Learn From This Test?
It’s difficult to find someone that hasn’t had a family member, friend, or someone they know touched by cancer. Learning the specifics of your risk can greatly minimize the chances of cancer ever becoming a reality.
Effects of Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle
Effects of diet, exercise, and lifestyle, e.g. the effects of dietary fat, cholesterol, animal fat, saturated fat, and whole grains; abnormal sugar desire; the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and aspirin; vitamin deficiencies and altered metabolism; endurance markers; strength and power markers; muscle problems; optimal sport choices; and longevity markers.
Overall Disease Risk
Risks of various cancers, coronary heart disease, heart rhythm irregularities, structural heart disease, high blood pressure, blood problems, diabetes, kidney function, respiratory problems, autoimmune diseases, stroke, eye problems, dementia, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Rare Genetic Disorders
Rare genetic disorders – the US government estimates 10% of the population has one.
Ancestry – your DNA is compared to 52 ethnicities from around the globe.
Medication responses, i.e. whether a person will metabolize a drug safely and whether that drug is likely to be effective in treating a particular problem.
Recessive traits a person may carry in their DNA that aren’t necessarily obvious or known. A very common example is sickle cell trait, but there are many others. This information can be useful for family planning.
The Importance of Accuracy
The exome is the entire protein-coding region of the human genome and includes thousands of genes. While comprising just 1% of our total DNA, the exome encompasses the vast majority of disease-causing mutations. By selectively targeting the exome, it gives your Cenegenics® doctor the most effective and efficient genetic test for not only diagnosis and optimal treatment of existing problems, but actionable information to potentially prevent issues in the future.
Compared to genotyping (ex. 23andMe), whole exome sequencing provides a much broader view of your genetic information to better understand how your DNA affects your health.
In addition to the difference in how the sequencing is done, we use more sophisticated computer algorithms to scan the medical literature linking DNA variations you may have with published medical literature. This helps to make sense of and determine the impact of even very rare mutations. This database is continuously updated and correlated with your results.
Using Critical Information
According to NAG, 40% of people who complete their whole exome testing have a life changing result.
Your children, who share many of your genes, will benefit greatly from your test results. Results for you and your spouse may indicate a need for your children to get tested. Genetic counseling and/or family planning counseling may be appropriate. NAG has a genetic counseling division specifically allocated for Cenegenics® patients in need.
NAG has expert support personnel to help you and your doctor accurately interpret the results and take appropriate action where necessary.
There is a great deal of useful information any person (healthy or sick) can get from this type of genomic testing. You and your doctor can use these insights to structure a proactive care plan to get and keep you healthy. This analysis can help us:
Give Yourself the Tools You Need
Unlike most traditional testing, genomics is designed around accuracy and precision. It unravels what works and what doesn’t work for your body. That’s why the resulting treatments and lifestyle recommendations are so effective.
Whether you’re dealing with a pre-existing condition or want to know your risk factors, genomic testing can help you improve your health and regain your vitality.
Take Back Your Health