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Genetic testing for prevention
At Genolife, we offer you a genetic counselling and testing service that is personalized to your situation. You will meet with one of our certified genetic counsellors by telephone or videoconference to discuss your history and your genetic testing options. If you decide to have a genetic test done and you have a referral from your physician, we will coordinate the test and then meet with you again with the result to explain it in detail and discuss the implications for you and your family members. You and your doctor will receive a summary letter with a copy of your result. We are here to support you throughout this process.
Healthy adults with no personal or family history of genetic disease are not protected from cancer or other genetic diseases. It is estimated that approximately 16% of healthy adults have a potentially serious genetic health risk. Genetic testing can help you identify certain genetic risks and to use that information to manage your own health.¹
Our specialized genetics team can guide you through the process of genetic testing for prevention purposes. It is possible to test more than 140 genes associated with an increased risk of developing various cancers, cardiovascular diseases and genetic diseases. When a variant is identified in one of these genes, targeted screening recommendations could lead to early detection of symptoms and better medical management.
¹Haverfield E. Multigene panel screening for hereditary disease risk in healthy individuals. Poster presented at: ACMG Annual Meeting; April 12, 2018; Charlotte, NC.
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Renal cell cancer
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Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
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With Genolife, you can count on comprehensive genetic expertise to guide you through your genetic screening. Our genetic counsellors can discuss with you:
Your personal and family history of disease (cancer, cardiovascular disease or other genetic diseases)
The probability of developing a genetic disease in your lifetime
The different screening test options depending on your profile
The implications of screening tests in your life
Preventive management with your doctor, if necessary
We work with several clinical laboratories that are accredited to perform medical genetic testing at the request of a physician. There are many genes associated with a hereditary predisposition to cancer, heart disease, or a genetic disease.
The tests offered for prevention target a group of genes recognized as hereditary risk factors for several types of cancer, heart disease and other genetic diseases. When this risk is identified, early intervention can help diagnose and treat quickly to improve overall health.
A genetic test evaluates the sequence of the gene to find variants, like reading a book to find spelling mistakes. We all have genetic variants, not all of them are problematic. Certain variants, called pathogenic variants or mutations, have a large impact on the function of the gene. These variants can indicate an increased risk to develop the disease associated with the gene where the variant was identified.