How We Care

With a simple saliva sample, we assess your DNA. We then provide a detailed and easy-to-understand report outlining how your DNA affects your health risk, nutrition absorption, and drug response. For individuals with a family history of cancer, our test can also help you understand your risk of developing common inherited cancers.

Disease Risk


Genetic risk for certain diseases

Metabolism


Characterstics of your metabolism

Cancer Risk


Genetic risk factors for developing cancer

Sports and fitness


Sports and fitness as per your genes

Using an evidence based approach, our scientific team and advisers interpret your genetic data to shed light on how your DNA may influence your health. Only the highest caliber studies with sufficient statistical power are used in the development of our genetic tests.

We understand trust and accuracy are very important to you. Our DNA testing laboratory is NABL accredited. Additionally, we have had external validation completed by the Core Facilities-Genome Sequencing Laboratory.

Using an evidence based approach, our scientific team and advisers interpret your genetic data to shed light on how your DNA may influence your health. Only the highest caliber studies with sufficient statistical power are used in the development of our genetic tests.

Health Risk

Genes and Health Risk

Health risk describes the likelihood of developing a disease over your lifetime. By studying the human genome, scientists have been able to identify a variety of genes associated with different health conditions. By screening DNA, we assign a genetic risk score to diseases such as heart disease, high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity and stroke. These scores can indicate a reduced, typical, or elevated risk.

Knowing a genetic risk score can help individuals understand the type of lifestyle they need to lead to lower their risk. Studies have found that long-term lifestyle changes can significantly reduce risk. Even though genetics may indicate a risk for developing a disease, your lifestyle drastically influences the development and severity of these diseases.

Nutrigenomics

Personalized Nutrition

Nutrigenomics is the study of nutrition and genetics which helps us discover the different ways that individuals respond to food based on their genetic make-up. While all humans are genetically very similar, we all have slight differences in our genetic code which set us apart from other people. These tiny variations determine the effect that nutrients have on our bodies and how we metabolize the food that we eat. Personalized nutrition hinges on this two-way relationship between our food and our genes. On the one hand, the foods we eat can affect the way our genes are expressed. On the other, our genes are able to influence how our bodies respond to these foods.

With the advances in nutrigenomics, tailored diets can be developed which complement a person’s unique genetic profile. Not only will this optimize the health of the individual, but it may also work on a larger scale to help prevent society-wide diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Risk of cancer

Inherited Cancer Risks

A hereditary cancer is any cancer that is caused by a gene mutation. Cancer genetic screening assesses the likelihood of you developing certain hereditary cancers in your lifetime by analyzing specific changes (or mutations) in your genes. Only cancers for which genetic associations have been widely accepted by the global medical and research community are included in this test.

No genetic screening test can tell you with certainty that you will or will not develop certain cancers. However, understanding your risk profile can help you begin to take steps to lower risk through lifestyle changes, screening, and other options as recommended by your healthcare provider.

Sports and recreation

Genetic tuning of your fitness levels

You will uncover what sports activities you can be good at on the basis of your muscle structure.  You will learn to what extent you are prone to Achilles tendon injury, and how beneficial a certain type of training is for you. You will also learn about your risk of being overweight and about the health of your bones. Our genes also influence our abilities at combating oxidative stress, which occurs as a consequence of an imbalance between the formation of free radicals and the ability of our body to neutralize them on time. Oxidative stress is therefore another important analysis that you should know about your body.

Genes Are Not Your Destiny

Our genes and environment both have an essential part to play in our health and our overall wellness. While our genes may help us understand more about our susceptibility to a particular health issue, it is environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle that determine which of the genetically predisposed individuals actually succumb to these health issues. Genetics loads the gun but your diet and lifestyle pull the trigger.