The physiological state and the composition of blood constitute a very rich source of knowledge about our health That is why it is the most often tested body tissue. Thanks to rich diagnostics of this bodily fluid, health prophylaxis is becoming very extensive and effective. Blood tests are a means of detecting metabolic and civilization diseases. Thanks to genetic blood testing, it is possible to identify mutations related to specific diseases and also undertake preventative measures against the development of such diseases. In recent years it has become possible to diagnose infertility and carry out prenatal diagnostics using the blood of the mother.
The tests we perform enable us to quickly detect and determine genetic risks of blood diseases, sugar metabolism disorders, insulin sensitivity and venous thromboembolism. They also allow us to personalize the undertaken preventive measures.
The test is recommended mostly for people whose family members have suffered from: diabetes, anemia, hemophilia, obesity or any other disease of unknown etiology. The test results can be an indicator for a physician, which can help introduce treatment to delay the progress of a disease, or start a proper prophylaxis in the cases where symptoms are not yet present, in spite of genetic predispositions.
This test analyzes single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes related to given symptoms and blood traits.
Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
This disease is also called insulin-dependent diabetes. It usually appears in children and teenagers. It results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Treating this type of diabetes requires constant delivery of insulin to the organism. From this section of the report we can obtain information about the genetic risk of type 1 diabetes.
Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
From this section we can obtain information about genetic risk of type 2 diabetes. It is a hereditary disease and it occurs mainly in older people, but it is becoming more and more common in younger overweight people. It is characterized by a high concentration of glucose in blood and insulin resistance.
Risk of Sickle-Cell Anemia
From this section we can obtain information about whether we have a damaged copy of the gene responsible for sickle-cell anemia. It is a congenital blood disease that causes irregular hemoglobin structure. Deformed red blood cells are quickly destroyed in the system, but until it happens, they can cause obstructions in blood vessels. Untreated anemia can lead to ischemia, often followed by death.
Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
From this section of the report we can obtain information about whether we belong to the group of people with a potentially elevated systolic or diastolic blood pressure. Monitoring blood pressure is important if a close blood relative has high blood pressure, because the risk is higher in such a situation. The main factor facilitating the deveopment of the disease is obesity.
Insulin resistance is a reduced sensitivity of an organism to insulin. This state can be asymptomatic, but may lead to high blood pressure, weight gain, problems with concentration and tiredness. From this section we can find out whether our genotype indicates low or hight risk of reduced insulin sensitivity of our organism.
Genetically Conditioned Glucose Level On an Empty Stomach
This section informs us about the genetic risks of high blood sugar. Carbohydrates (sugars) are a main source of energy for the human organism. They are also essential for proper fat processing, but their excess leads to obesity and promotes tooth decay.
On the basis of the test results, the customers receive information about how high their genetic risk of a specific disease is and what are the chances of preventing it, as well as whether it is hereditary and what is the risk of passing it on to one's children.