A typical genetic test analyzes specific regions of an individual’s DNA to screen for potential genetic conditions that may exist. These tests will report pathogenetic mutations or harmful DNA changes, that may have an impact on an individual’s health or the health of their offspring.
What is Personal Genomic Profile:
Genetics offers a comprehensive” Personal Genomic Profile” panel that can screen for over 65 genetic conditions. It can reveal health risk before you develop symptoms, inform you of DNA changes that may require immediate medical attention, preventive care, and may impact your reproductive decisions. Your Personal Genomic Profile gives you and your doctor the ability to truly personalize your medical care.
Personal Genomics Profile genetic test assesses two different risk types:
- Individual personal genomic risk: Personal Genomic Profile analyses genes associated with increased risk for hereditary cancers syndromes and cardiovascular diseases.
- Reproductive/Family planning risk: Personal Genomic Profile also assesses carrier status of mutations associated with congenital disease, or diseases that develop before or soon after birth. It informs the individual their risk of passing on harmful DNA alterations to their children, which can help with family planning purposes.
- Positive: This result indicates there is an increased risk for disease, and/or you are a carrier of condition that may be passed to your children. Please see your doctor or genetic counselor to discuss your personalized health management.
- Negative: This result indicates that your genetic profile does not show an increased risk of developing the conditions tested, or are a carrier of condition that may be passed on to your children. Although a negative report does not guarantee that you will never develop a health condition, it does suggest that your risk is meaningfully reduced.