About this test

Bring to light what is hidden in your genes and learn how your genetic makeup might influence your life with our Personal Genome Analysis. This analysis will reveal your susceptibility to different common diseases, how you can reduce your risk of developing them, and your response to a number of commonly used medications – all based on your genetics. In addition, the analysis will provide you with further insight into a number of genetically determined physical abilities and characteristics, such as alcohol and caffeine metabolism and sensitivity to pain.

Our “Personal Genome Analysis” test utilises Next Generation sequencing technology, coupled with carefully designed DNA markers and leading genetics bioinformatics software and assesses over 130 genetic variations in more than 110 different genes.

 

Results can be available within 4-6 weeks from receipt of your DNA sample at our Brisbane laboratory and will be emailed to you as soon as they are ready.

 

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Your Personal Genome Analysis report will include:

 

  • Easy-to-understand introduction to genetics and genome analysis
  • Descriptions of conditions and drugs that your genetics are compared against
  • Coloured and explanatory display of your genetic results
  • Medical advice and preventive measures
  • List of the genes analysed
  • List of scientific research that the Personal Genome Analysis is based on

Diseases

The Personal Genome Analysis provides information and recommendations on how to reduce the risk of developing following diseases:

 

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Celiac disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes type 1
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Gallstones
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart attack
  • Hypertension
  • Lung cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Psoriasis
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Venous thromboembolism

Drugs

Your analysis will also tell you how well you would respond to treatment to any of following drugs:

 

  • Regulation of cholesterol and triglycerides (statins)
  • Inhibition of gastric acid secretion (omeprazole)
  • Prevention of blood clotting (clopidogrel)
  • Regulation of blood sugar level (metformin)
  • Treatment of stable coronary artery disease (perindopril)
  • Anticoagulants (warfarin)

Traits

As an addition, it will also provide you with further insight to the following traits and talents based on your genetics:

 

  • Alcohol metabolism
  • Baldness
  • Caffeine metabolism
  • Earwax type
  • Eye colour
  • Lactose metabolism
  • Learning from mistakes
  • Memory
  • Muscle structure
  • Pain sensitivity
  • Bitter taste perception
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Resistance to noroviruses
  • Resistance to malaria (type Duffy)

 

The Personal Genome Analysis can help you to:

 

  • Undertake appropriate preventive measures and lifestyle changes to reduce your risks or prevent developing certain diseases
  • Be aware of potential genetic predispositions of developing a disease and hence enabling early detection and treatment
  • Adjust the dosage of drugs, as advised of your doctor, in order to improve the safety and efficacy of treatment
  • Learn more about your physical abilities and characteristics

 

What kind of sample is needed?

All we need is a simple and painless Saliva Sample. DNA is then extracted from your sample. It is that simple!

It is important to keep in mind that the Personal Genome Analysis does not provide you with a definitive diagnosis or predictions on the future. Many diseases are influenced both by genes as well as our environment. If the analysis identifies you as having a high risk for developing a condition, your doctor and/or genetic counsellor will be able to provide you with the relevant information and options for the future.